What you need to know
- YouTuber Will it Work? has put the iPod Nano's Lightning port through its paces.
- They found that the iPod Nano will indeed charge an Apple Pencil.
- It can also run a small fan and a UV light.
A YouTuber experimenting with Apple's iPod Nano has revealed the device can in fact charge the Apple Pencil.
Niles Mitchell first showed off a small Lightning fan and a UV light that work with the iPhone, before testing them with the iPod Nano. The iPod can in fact run both, but the Apple Pencil test was the most surprising. Mitchell was able to plug in and charge an Apple Pencil using the iPod Nano. As you can imagine, it took quite a bit of juice, charging the Pencil from 80-100% drained the Nano's battery from full to just 25%. The Apple Pencil, of course, doesn't actually work with the iPod Nano's tiny touch screen, however, Mitchell did show off a $13 stylus that did.
Recently, an Apple patent indicated the company has considering ways to include the Apple Pencil with its MacBook lineup, from our recent report:
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