Apple Pencil to come with a charging adapter, iPad Pro may launch November 11

iPad Pro
iPad Pro

Update: 9to5Mac is now reporting that Apple is preparing for a November 11 launch for the iPad Pro, both in retail stores and online.

Original story: According to a new report, Apple has asked its AppleCare staff to complete its mandatory iPad Pro training prior to November 6, showing that a early-November release may be on track. In addition, new details have surfaced about how you will charge your Apple Pencil, as it appears Apple will be including a Lightning adapter in the box.

When it was originally announced, Apple showed the Pencil charging through the iPad Pro, and that raised some concerns from perspective users. From 9to5Mac

Some users have wondered if this would open up the tip of the stylus's Lightning connector to bends and breaks, and Apple's solution will be an adapter that comes with the stylus.The adapter (pictured above) will allow users to charge the accessory with a standard USB Lightning cable. This means that users will be able to charge the Apple Pencil via a wall adapter, computer's USB port, or any other power source that can be used to charge up an iPhone or iPad.

It wouldn't be overly surprising to see Apple offer a USB to female Lightning cable to charge the Apple Pencil without having to carry around the small adapter. As always, nothing is official until we hear it directly from Apple.

Source: 9to5Mac

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  • Thank goodness. I'm not gonna lie, it looked pretty stupid having it being plugged into the iPad to charge. Posted with the Nexus 6, Nexus 5, or Surface Pro 3
  • Agreed. While it won't need to be charged often, sticking it in the iPad was not a good solution. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • I would love to have that iPad email me Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • Hey i found this pencil very amazing for the technical drawing and from now i will suggest all my friends who belongs to technical works. I found the complete review of this great pencil from the below link:
  • I'm looking forward to seeing the new iPad Pro. It'll be fun to check it out, see if I like it enough to buy one. As much as I like. My iPad Air, there are certainly times when that larger screen would be very useful, mainly for biz.
  • Seems like the release date keeps getting changed...I think I'll just buy me a big screen 4K TV instead Sent from the iMore App
  • Spending the money on a 4k tv is one decision i regret. Nothing to watch in 4k, so the tv is just a normal expensive hdtv :/ Sent from the iMore App
  • Well seeing as how my TV is six or seven years old upgrading to a 4K is better than buying a full HD and paying the same price. Sent from the iMore App
  • So, Apple has bowed to the commentary and quickly added that dongle? Or should we go with the truth here, which is that this adapter was already mentioned during the keynote months ago, as reported e.g. on The Verge that very day? People spin their own retarded nonsense ("Apple is stupid. How can they? It will break.") and then present Apple doing what they intended (and said) all the way as something they helped solve. Pathetic.
  • I must have missed the intro of the adapter watching the keynote. Maybe they mentioned it briefly, but I don't remember seeing any mention of it. Sent from the iMore App
  • You don't remember it, because it wasn't in the keynote.
  • Rather have a lightning to female lightning cable over a usb to female lightning Sent from the iMore App
  • Really excited about the Apple Pencil but was not a fan of how to charge it.
    Luckily has come up with a great dock to charge and hold your Apple Pencil.