In Short

Apple Pencil is an Apple-made stylus introduced alongside the iPad Pro on September 9, 2015. Apple Pencil is a rechargeable device for the iPad Pro that detects force, tilt and position allowing you to do all kinds of awesome things in apps like Notes, Mail, Procreate, and event Microsoft Office — and certainly beats drawing with your fingers. Apple says that the iPad Pro measures touches from the Apple Pencil twice as fast as with regular touch.

Apple Pencil sports a Lightning connector that plugs directly into the iPad Pro for charging, and Apple says it will last a few days off a single charge. Apple Pencil will be available in November for $99.