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Apple’s new addition to the Apple Pencil family supports hover functionality for M2 models of the iPad Pro.

apple pencil usb c featuredUSB-C is here. (Image: Apple)

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Apple today unveiled its new, budget-friendly Apple Pencil, a digital stylus that promises to bring enhanced functionality to iPad enthusiasts. With an emphasis on pixel-perfect precision, low latency, and tilt sensitivity, the new Apple Pencil would be a go-to tool for tasks like note-taking, sketching, annotating, journaling, and more.

The new Apple Pencil comes with a sleek matte finish with a flat side that magnetically attaches to the side of your iPad for convenient storage. A notable feature of the new Apple Pencil is its compatibility with all iPad models sporting a USB-C port. This inclusivity ensures that iPad users can now choose the perfect Apple Pencil that seamlessly integrates with their device.

When it comes to inking performance, the new Apple Pencil offers the same features that the first and second generation included like “advanced pixel-perfect accuracy,” low latency, and tilt sensitivity.

The flat side attaches to the iPad. (Image: Apple)

Plus, if you’re wielding one of the M2 models of the iPad Pro, the new Apple Pencil supports hover functionality. Apple has also made pairing and charging a breeze with this new addition. A sliding cap unveils a USB-C port, allowing you to connect your new Apple Pencil using a USB-C cable.

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Apple says that the Pencil is an excellent choice for iPad (10th generation) users and that it’s compatible with all iPad models that boast a USB-C port. That means you’ll find it compatible with a broad range of iPad models, including iPad (10th generation), iPad Air (4th and 5th generations), iPad Pro 11-inch (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generations), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th generations), and iPad mini (6th generation).

The new Apple Pencil is set to hit the market at $79 (Rs 6,576) in early November.

With this release, the Apple Pencil lineup now includes three models namely, the Apple Pencil (1st Generation), Apple Pencil (2nd Generation), and now, the Apple Pencil (USB-C). The Apple Pencil 2 continues to be the most premium of the bunch.

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First published on: 10-17-2023 at 7:53 PM IST

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