Apple Pencil USB-C: all you need to know about the new Apple Pencil

Apple Pencil USB
(Image credit: Apple)

A new Apple Pencil has just been announced. But before you get too excited, rather than the new Pencil being a leap forward in terms of design and features, this feels like more of a side-step. The Apple Pencil USB-C (catchy name, we know) sits in the middle of the first and second gen Apple Pencils. It doesn't have pressure sensitivity, but it does attach magnetically to the iPad, but you can't charge it from there. We know.

There were plenty of rumours around before the release of this new Apple Pencil, but in all honesty, they were all wrong. This new release has made it even more confusing to find out which Apple Pencil you need – see our Apple Pencil 1 vs Apple Pencil 2 guide for more on that or read on to find out more about compatibility.

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Rosie Hilder

Rosie Hilder is Creative Bloq's Deputy Editor. After beginning her career in journalism in Argentina – where she worked as Deputy Editor of Time Out Buenos Aires – she moved back to the UK and joined Future Plc in 2016. Since then, she's worked as Operations Editor on magazines including Computer Arts, 3D World and Paint & Draw and Mac|Life. In 2018, she joined Creative Bloq, where she now assists with the daily management of the site, including growing the site's reach, getting involved in events, such as judging the Brand Impact Awards, and helping make sure our content serves the reader as best it can.