Apple Pencil (2023) with USB Type-C port launched as a cheaper alternative to second-generation pencil


The Apple Pencil (2023) was launched by the company on Tuesday as an affordable alternative to the company’s second-generation Apple Pencil model. The new stylus has a matte finish and has a flat edge that can be used to magnetically attach the pencil to the side of 10th generation iPad that launched last year, as well as other iPad models with a USB Type-C port, such as the iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad mini. It does not support wireless charging and a few advanced features are found on the more expensive Apple Pencil (2nd generation).

Apple Pencil (2023) Price in India, Availability

Apple Pencil (2023) price in India is set at Rs. 7,990 NOK and the company says that customers will be able to buy the new model at the beginning of November. Students can buy the new Apple Pencil (2023) at Rs. 6,990.

The new Apple Pencil is cheaper than both the Apple Pencil (1st generation) which is priced at Rs. 9,500 in India, and the Apple Pencil (2nd generation), which costs Rs. 11,900.

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A sliding mechanism reveals the USB Type-C port for charging
Photo credit: Apple

Meanwhile, users with an iPad (2022) — or any other model with a USB Type-C port — no longer need to purchase a USB Type-C to Apple Pencil adapter, which is required to use the first-generation Apple Pencil with iPad models that support the modern USB connector.

Apple Pencil (2023) specifications, features

The recently introduced Apple Pencil has a USB Type-C port hidden behind a sliding mechanism located at the top of the pen. Although it has a flat edge that can be used to magnetically connect it to the side of modern iPad models that also have flat sides, you can’t charge it wirelessly like the Apple Pencil (2nd generation), and you still have to pair Apple Pencil using a cable.

Unlike the Apple Pencil (1st generation), the new stylus offers support for the Apple Pencil hover mode found on the more expensive second-generation Apple Pencil, but not its predecessor. However, the Apple Pencil (2023) does not support the pressure sensitivity feature available on both the first and second generation Apple Pencil models.

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The new Apple Pencil compared to the company’s other stylus models
Photo credit: Apple

With its lower price, the Apple Pencil (2023) misses out on some of the features available on the second-generation Apple Pencil. This includes support for pressure sensitivity and the ability to double tap to change tools. Similarly, you won’t be able to get a free engraving on the Apple Pencil (2023), unlike the Apple Pencil (2nd generation) model.

Apple Pencil (2023) is compatible with iPad Air (2020) and newer models, the iPad mini (2021)11-inch and 12-inch iPad Pro (2018) and newer models and iPad (2022). The pen supports Bluetooth and wired connectivity via the included USB Type-C port and measures 155×7.5mm and weighs 20.5g, according to Apple.


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