The new Apple Pencil

Apple has released a new Pencil for iPad and it’s weird. It looks like the Second Generation Pencil (the one which charges by sticking to the side of the iPad Pro or current Air). And it will attach there. But it won’t charge if you do – it charges through a hidden USB-C port via a cable.

Oh and it’s not pressure sensitive, which makes it worse for drawing than the old Pencil which charged via Lightning.

It is, though, £79 rather than the ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY NINE POUNDS the second generation Pencil will cost. So that’s one thing.

Ian Betteridge @ianbetteridge