The brand new USB-C Apple Pencil is the cheapest Apple Pencil on the market, and it has been a long time coming. If you have picked up an iPad in the last few years and have a new iPhone 15, you now only need to bring a single cable to charge them all. This is a wonderful prospect that makes commuting with your iPad and Pencil so much easier.
It is, unfortunately, missing features such as pressure sensitivity, wireless pairing, and charging. The double tap controls found in the 2nd generation Apple Pencil are absent here too, but on the plus side, it is significantly cheaper. So if you’re looking for a cheap and accessible way to draw on your iPad, this is an excellent choice.
Where to look first
- USB-C Apple Pencil order at Amazon
- USB-C Apple Pencil order at B&H Photo
- USB-C Apple Pencil order at Apple
- USB-C Apple Pencil order at Target
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USB-C Apple Pencil | $79.99 at Target
Though it is rather strangely $.99 more expensive at Target, you have the added benefit of being able to pick it up in person — particularly good and fast if you don’t have an Apple Store near you. As well as this, you can buy a 2-year electronic plan at the door if you’re worried about breaking your shiny new pencil.
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The Pencil is and has been my least used Apple product, by far. I gave away the original Pencil but later decided to get the second generation. Unless I’m signing an online document, it stays attached to my iPad Pro without being used.Reply
I’m sure if I were an artist or did a good deal of creative graphics work, I’d use it consistently, but I’m not and I don’t.
It’s an excellent product, but I don’t have a real use for it, unfortunately.
I just had to have one... and got an Apple Pencil 2 for myself a couple of Christmases ago. And I like it well enough, but I don't use it much. I'm not an artist, so there's not a lot I use it for. So, I'll pass on the new version.Reply
It's not for me.Reply