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UPDATE 17 October 2023

Apple introduces new Apple Pencil, bringing more value and choice to the lineup

Apple Pencil (USB-C) is shown against a white backdrop.
The new, more affordable Apple Pencil brings incredible features that customers love, including pixel-perfect accuracy, low latency, and tilt sensitivity.
Today, Apple is bringing more choice to iPad users with a new, more affordable Apple Pencil. With pixel-perfect accuracy, low latency, and tilt sensitivity, the new Apple Pencil is ideal for note taking, sketching, annotating, journalling, and more. Designed with a matt finish and a flat side that magnetically attaches to the side of iPad for storage, the new Apple Pencil pairs and charges with a USB-C cable. The new Apple Pencil will be available beginning in early November.
“Apple Pencil has revolutionised note taking, sketching, and illustrating, unleashing endless possibilities for productivity and creativity,” said Bob Borchers, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “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.”

Expanding the Choice and Value of Apple Pencil

Apple Pencil pushes the boundaries of creativity and extends the versatility of iPad. The new Apple Pencil brings incredible features that customers love — all for a great value — and works with all iPad models that have a USB-C port. With the introduction of the new Apple Pencil, iPad users can pick the perfect Apple Pencil that is compatible with their iPad.

Inking Performance, Pairing and Charging

Apple Pencil set the gold standard for precision and low latency, and the new Apple Pencil offers the same advanced pixel-perfect accuracy, low latency, and tilt sensitivity that customers love with Apple Pencil (1st and 2nd generations). The new Apple Pencil works great with iPadOS features like Scribble, Quick Note, and when collaborating with others in Freeform. When used with M2 models of iPad Pro, the new Apple Pencil supports hover, allowing users to sketch and illustrate with even greater precision.
A user’s sketch in the Goodnotes 6 app is displayed on iPad with Apple Pencil.
Perfect for note taking, sketching, annotating, journalling, and more, the new Apple Pencil is ideal for everyday productivity and creativity.
A sliding cap reveals a USB-C port, enabling customers to use a USB-C cable to connect to the new Apple Pencil for pairing and charging. When magnetically attached to iPad for storage, the new Apple Pencil enters into a sleep state to preserve battery life.
The USB-C port hidden within a sliding cap on the new Apple Pencil.
A sliding cap reveals a USB-C port, enabling the new Apple Pencil to work with all iPad models that have a USB-C port.

Apple Pencil Lineup

The new Apple Pencil is the most affordable model, making it ideal for everyday productivity and creativity. With USB-C charging and pairing, the new Apple Pencil is great for iPad (10th generation) users and also works with all iPad models that have a USB-C port, including iPad Pro, iPad Air and iPad mini.
Apple Pencil (1st generation) supports pressure sensitivity, delivering a remarkably fluid and natural drawing experience. Apple Pencil (1st generation) works with iPad (10th generation), and the Lightning port on iPad (9th generation) makes it easy to quickly connect Apple Pencil (1st generation) for pairing and charging.
Apple Pencil (2nd generation) further enhances and streamlines professional workflows with support for pressure, the double-tap gesture, and Apple Pencil hover on iPad Pro models with M2. Compatible with iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad mini models, Apple Pencil (2nd generation) features a matt finish and flat side that supports magnetic pairing and charging.
Customers can choose the perfect Apple Pencil that is compatible with their iPad model. For more information on compatibility, visit apple.com/apple-pencil.
A chart comparing the different attributes of Apple Pencil (2nd generation), Apple Pencil (USB-C), and Apple Pencil (1st generation).
iPad users can pick the perfect Apple Pencil that is compatible with their iPad model, including Apple Pencil (2nd generation), Apple Pencil (USB-C), and Apple Pencil (1st generation).

iPadOS 17 Brings New Levels of Personalisation and Capability

iPadOS 17 takes personalisation even further on iPad, and gives users more ways to get tasks done easier and faster than ever, including:
  • Notes offers new ways to organise, read, annotate, and collaborate on PDFs, and now lets users quickly link one note to another.
  • Freeform gets new drawing tools and adds Follow Along to guide collaborators around the board.
  • Taking full advantage of the iPad display, a redesigned Lock Screen delivers entirely new ways to customise — with stunning wallpapers, new ways to showcase favourite photos, and expressive fonts and colours to personalise the look of the date and time.
  • Interactive widgets take glanceable information further with the ability to get tasks done right in the moment with just a tap, directly from the Lock Screen or Home Screen.
  • Messages brings updates to search and offers new ways for users to express themselves, including a stickers experience with new emoji stickers and the ability to create Live Stickers by lifting subjects from photos.
  • Coming later this year, AutoFill identifies and fills fields in PDF forms, allowing users to quickly add details such as names, addresses, and emails from Contacts.
Pricing and Availability
  • The new Apple Pencil will be available for purchase separately for £79, with availability beginning in early November.
  • The new Apple Pencil is compatible with all iPad models with a USB-C port, including iPad (10th generation), iPad Air (4th and 5th generations), iPad Pro 11-inch (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generations), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th generations), and iPad mini (6th generation).
  • The new Apple Pencil is available for £69 for education. Education pricing is available to current and newly accepted university students, parents buying for university students, and teachers and staff at all levels. For more information visit apple.com/uk-hed/shop.
  • Apple Pencil (1st generation) is compatible with iPad (10th generation) and iPad (9th generation). A USB-C to Apple Pencil Adapter is required for pairing and charging, and is included in the box with Apple Pencil (1st generation) for £109.
  • For existing owners of Apple Pencil (1st generation), the USB-C to Apple Pencil Adapter is sold separately for £9.
  • Apple Pencil (2nd generation), available for purchase separately, is compatible with iPad Air, iPad mini, and iPad Pro models for £139.
  • Anyone who wants to start with the basics or go further with their iPad and Apple Pencil can sign up for free Today at Apple sessions available in all stores around the world at apple.com/today, or for an Online Personal Session.
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