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Apple Pencil (2023): Affordable USB Type-C Version Launched as a Second-Gen Alternative

The Apple Pencil (2023) was introduced on Tuesday as a cheaper alternative to the company's second-generation Apple Pencil device. The new stylus has a matte finish and a flat edge that can be magnetically attached to the side of the 10th-generation iPad, as well as previous iPad models with a USB Type-C port, including the iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad mini

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Apple Pencil 2023

The Apple Pencil (2023) was introduced on Tuesday as a cheaper alternative to the company's second-generation Apple Pencil device. The new stylus has a matte finish and a flat edge that can be magnetically attached to the side of the 10th-generation iPad, as well as previous iPad models with a USB Type-C port, including the iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad mini. It lacks wireless charging capabilities and a few advanced features featured on the more expensive Apple Pencil (2nd version).

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Apple Pencil (2023) Price and Availability in India

The Apple Pencil (2023) is priced at Rs. 7,990 in India, and the company says the updated model will be available in early November. The latest Apple Pencil (2023) is available to students for Rs. 6,990.

The new Apple Pencil is less expensive than the first-generation Apple Pencil (Rs. 9,500) and the second-generation Apple Pencil (Rs. 11,900) in India.

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Meanwhile, users who own an iPad (2022) or another model with a USB Type-C connection will no longer need to buy a USB Type-C to Apple Pencil adapter, which is required to use the first-generation Apple Pencil with iPad models that support the contemporary USB connector.

Apple Pencil Specifications and Features (2023)

The newly released Apple Pencil has a USB Type-C port hidden beneath a sliding mechanism at the top of the pen. While it has a flat edge that can be used to magnetically link it to the side of recent iPad models with flat edges, it cannot be charged wirelessly like the Apple Pencil (2nd generation) and must still be paired using a cord.

Unlike the first-generation Apple Pencil, the new stylus supports the Apple Pencil hover mode, available on the more expensive second-generation Apple Pencil but not its predecessor. However, the Apple Pencil (2023) does not support the offered pressure sensitivity capability.

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