Apple Pencil features explained
The smart pencil is designed to magnetically attach to the side of the iPad, ensuring it’s always at hand when creativity sparks. Its release is set for early November 2023, heralding a new chapter in digital note-taking, sketching, and annotating.
The new Apple Pencil boasts a range of features including pixel-perfect accuracy, low latency, and tilt sensitivity.
These features are aimed at ensuring a smooth, natural interaction with the screen, making it an ideal tool for various tasks ranging from note-taking to more complex design work. Its matte finish not only gives it a sleek look but also provides a comfortable grip for extended use.
One of the notable features of the new pencil is its magnetic attachment to the iPad, which not only provides a secure storage solution but also charges the pencil when attached.
Charging and pairing are further simplified with a USB-C cable, making the process quick and straightforward.
iPad models compatible with the new Apple Pencil
According to Apple Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing Bob Borchers, the new pencil, when paired with an iPad, provides an enhanced digital handwriting experience. It’s seen as a tool that can significantly improve productivity and unleash creativity.
“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,” Borchers highlighted.
With compatibility extending across all iPad models possessing a USB-C port, this new pencil is expected to be a hit among a broad spectrum of iPad users.
The range of compatible devices includes 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).
Apple Pencil price in South Africa
The new Apple Pencil is priced at $79 (est. R1 482.50) in the US. However, the pricing for the South African market hasn’t been disclosed as of yet.
It’s also available for a discounted price of $69 (est. R1 294.80) for the education sector in the US, opening up opportunities for students and educators to experience the benefits of digital handwriting and other interactive features the pencil brings to the table.