Apple has introduced a new stylus for iPads that is cheaper than the Apple Pencil 1 and Pencil 2. Not only does it attach magnetically to the iPad, it also offers a USB-C port. However, previous models are missing a key function.
Instead of a new iPad, Apple announced the “new Apple Pencil” via press release. It’s not the third-generation Apple Pencil, but the Apple Pencil with USB-C. The writing begins For 95 euros in early November in Germany and falls between the first and second generations. It costs 85 euros with an education discount. Apple Pencil (1st generation) officially sold with a USB-C adapter for 119 euros Apple Pencil (2. Generation) 149 euros are due.
No pressure sensitive pen tip
Due to the low price, the new pen forgoes some features. Compared to the first generation, there is no pressure sensitivity; Instead, like the Pencil 2, there is a hover function (iPad Pro only) and Magnet for side tablet attachment. Without a pressure-sensitive tip, you can’t draw thick or thin lines using too much or too little pressure. This is the case with some pencil options, eg Logitech Crayon (~55 euros), is also not offered.
Never lose pencil caps again
Unlike the first Apple Pencil, the end cap of the pen is not visibly removable, but simply removable. Now sitting behind Lightning instead of USB-C. On the new iPad, the new stylus can be charged without an adapter. Magnetic charging on the side of supported iPads is reserved for the Apple Pencil 2.
The Apple Pencil (USB-C) simply complements Apple’s range of accessories for the iPad. However, the nomenclature can cause confusion and buyers should look more closely to see which Apple Pen best suits their iPad. The new stylus is best suited for the regular iPad (10th generation).
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