With all the major iPad Pro 2018, MacBook Air 2018 and Mac mini 2018 news introduced right now, you would be forgiven for overlooking another remarkable Apple announcement – a new and improved Apple Pencil.
Together with an aesthetic redesign that has dropped the removable cap and now involves a flat edge and matte complete, the second-gen Apple Pencil boasts a range of noteworthy improvements above its predecessor, which includes wi-fi charging and gesture controls.
That flat edge we spoke of earlier? Not only does it halt the new Pencil from rolling off a desk, it also makes it possible for it to magnetically snap to the new iPad Pro’s aspect where by it can be instantly paired or consider advantage of the aforementioned wi-fi charging functionality – a vastly exceptional substitute to the previous strategy, which required the initial Pencil to be plugged into the iPad’s Lightning port.
In terms of gesture controls, users are equipped to simply just switch tools by tapping the aspect of the new Apple Pencil. That claimed, users will be equipped to customize their individual gestures, which should come in handy when applying non-Apple drawing applications.
The new Apple Pencil is readily available to order now from Apple’s online store with a dispatch day of November 6, and is priced at $129 (£119 / AU$199). Just take be aware – the new Apple Pencil and its options are only suitable with the recently introduced 2018 model iPad Pro.