1. Apple has released a new Apple Pencil, which is not referred to as a “3rd generation” but as “Apple Pencil (USB-C)”.
2. The new Apple Pencil has a built-in USB-C port, allowing users to pair and charge it via a USB-C cable.
3. The new Apple Pencil has similar features to previous models, such as low latency and tilt sensitivity, but it lacks pressure sensitivity, wireless pairing, and wireless charging.
4. The new Apple Pencil is priced at $79, making it cheaper than the original and second-generation models. It is referred to as an “Apple Pencil SE” due to the missing features.
## Apple Introduces New Apple Pencil with USB-C and Lower Price
After a long wait, Apple has finally unveiled its new Apple Pencil, which is not being labeled as a “3rd generation” but rather as the “Apple Pencil (USB-C)”. The new model is cheaper than its predecessors and offers a few unique changes.
One notable difference is the inclusion of a built-in USB-C port. The top of the pencil features a sliding cap that reveals the USB-C port, allowing users to pair and charge the pencil using a USB-C cable. Additionally, the new pencil has a matte finish and bears a striking resemblance to the second-generation model.
The new Apple Pencil retains features such as low latency and tilt sensitivity, but it lacks pressure sensitivity as well as wireless pairing and charging capabilities. Consequently, when it is placed on the side of an iPad, it will only put the pencil to sleep rather than charging it. However, it is compatible with all USB-C iPads.
With a price tag of $79, the new Apple Pencil is $20 cheaper than the original and $50 cheaper than the second-generation model. Given the features it lacks, it can be likened to an “Apple Pencil SE” without the “SE” branding. It is a curious move by Apple, which may explain why the company opted not to label it as a “3rd generation” but rather added “USB-C” to its name, similar to how they handled the AirPods Pro.
The question remains as to why Apple decided to release a cheaper version of the Apple Pencil. Were consumers requesting a more affordable option? Despite the missing features, such as wireless charging, the Apple Pencil continues to be highly regarded.