Apple recently updated its MacBook Pro lineup with its latest more powerful M3 chipsets at the Scary Fast event. A few days before the event, the Cupertino-based tech giant also announced its third-generation Apple Pencil that supports USB-C charging. During the announcement, the iPhone maker confirmed that it would start selling this iPad accessory in November. The company has now made the Apple Pencil 3 available globally on its official website.
Apple Pencil 3: Price and availability
The iPad accessory is priced at Rs 7,900 on Apple’s official website. Customers can now pre-order the latest version of the Apple Pencil on the company’s site. Apple will start delivering the Pencil starting November 4. Meanwhile, users can also choose to pick up the product from official Apple stores starting November 7.
Apple Pencil 3: Key features
The latest USB-C Apple Pencil lacks a few key features that are available in the previous models. However, the new accessory solves the iPad charging issue that some users previously complained about.
Apple claims that the USB-C Apple Pencil comes with pixel-perfect accuracy, low latency and tilt sensitivity. The company also notes that the accessory is “ideal for note-taking, sketching, annotating, journaling, and more.”
Designed with a matte finish, the Apple Pencil 3 has flat sides that can magnetically attach to the side of the iPad for storage. As mentioned above, the new Apple Pencil pairs and charges with a USB-C cable.
The latest version of the Apple Pencil features a sliding cap which contains the USB-C port. Customers can attach a USB-C cable to the port under the sliding cap of the Apple Pencil for pairing and charging purposes. When magnetically attached to the iPad for storage, the new Apple Pencil enters into a sleep state to preserve battery life.
Apple has also confirmed that this is its most affordable Apple Pencil model and is ideal for everyday productivity and creativity tasks. The latest version is apt for iPad (10th generation) users and is also compatible with all iPad models that come with a USB-C port, including iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad mini.
The latest model comes with hover support for the M2 iPad Pro, but it doesn’t offer other features like pressure sensitivity, wireless pairing and charging, or double-tap to change tools. Apple also doesn’t offer engraving with the Apple Pencil 3.
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