The New Apple Pencil Is $79 & It Has a USB-C Port: Here’s How to Buy It Online


Apple revealed the all-new Apple USB-C Pencil in October — here’s how to get your hands on one.

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The new Apple Pencil is cheaper than its predecessors, has a USB-C port — and it’s now available for purchase. Apple announced the new second generation USB-C Pencil ($79) last month.

“Apple Pencil has revolutionized note taking, sketching, and illustrating, unleashing endless possibilities for productivity and creativity,” Bob Borchers, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing said in a statement on Oct. 17. “Combined with the versatility of iPad, the new Apple Pencil unlocks another great option to experience the magic of digital handwriting, annotation, marking up documents, and more.”

Ideal for note-taking, sketching, journaling and more, Apple Pencil’s USB-C charging and pairing works with all iPad models that feature the USB-C port including iPad 10th generation, iPad Pro, iPad Air and iPad mini (sixth generation).

Apple Pencil

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Apple’s USB-C Pencil has pretty much all the same features as the other two pencils, with the exception of pressure sensitivity, double-tap change tools and free engraving. The latter two features are only available on Apple Pencil 2, which is currently on sale for $109 (reg. $129.99) at Amazon.

The first generation Apple Pencil is compatible with iPad (9th and 10th generation). You’ll need a USB-C to Apple Pencil Adapter for pairing and charging, which comes included in the box, but you can also buy one separately for $9.

Apple’s first generation pencil is on sale for $79.99 at Amazon and Walmart. Shopping for more Apple deals? Save up to $200 off iPads at Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy and up to 24% off Apple AirPods and select Apple accessories.

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