The Apple Pencil 3, Now Comes With a USB-C Port

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Apple has been at the forefront of technological innovation for years, and one of its most remarkable creations in recent times is the Apple Pencil. Now, with the Announcement of the Apple Pencil 3, the Cupertino-based tech giant has taken digital creativity to a whole new level. In this article, we’ll explore the latest iteration of this groundbreaking stylus and the features that make it a must-have tool for artists, designers, students, and professionals.

Design and Build

The Apple Pencil 3 retains the sleek and minimalist design that Apple is known for. It features a cylindrical, matte finish body with a magnetic side, allowing it to attach seamlessly to the side of compatible iPads. The pencil is incredibly lightweight, making it comfortable to hold and use for extended periods. It maintains its one-button design for simple interactions and pairing.


The Apple Pencil 3 is designed to work with a wide range of Apple devices, including the latest iPads. This broader compatibility allows more users to access the power and precision of this stylus. Its versatility caters to both students who need it for note-taking and drawing enthusiasts who want to create digital art with precision.

Improved Charging

The Apple Pencil 3 can now be charged using a Type-C cable. There is a new sliding cap that reveals the port. When the pencil is not in use, it can be magnetically attached to the side of your iPad to save battery by going into sleep mode.

Enhanced Precision and Sensitivity

The pressure sensitivity appears to not be a feature anymore and if you have used the previous Apple Pencils you would know. The pressure sensitivity within the stylus allows for pixel-perfect accuracy and responsive tracking, making it ideal for intricate tasks like drawing and fine writing. The reduced latency ensures that your strokes appear on the screen almost instantaneously, creating a more natural and immersive experience. Removing that will probably be a major talk for artists who use the iPad.


The Apple Pencil 3 also introduces a few new features to enhance the user experience. Such as pixel-perfect precision that allows you to draw, sketch, and write with greater precision. The low latency makes the feel of the pencil natural and responsive as using a pencil on paper. The Apple pencil hover is also a feature that works on the iPad Pro, this allows you to preview what you are going to do before you do it.

Software Integration

To complement the hardware, Apple has continued to refine its software to work seamlessly with the Apple Pencil 3. The stylus is integrated with various apps like Procreate, Adobe Illustrator, and Apple’s own Notes and Pages, ensuring that users can take full advantage of its capabilities across different creative platforms.

The Apple Pencil 3 is a testament to Apple’s commitment to improving the tools that empower digital creativity. Its sleek design, enhanced precision, and advanced features make it an essential accessory for a wide range of users. Whether you’re a professional artist, a student taking notes, or someone who simply enjoys sketching and drawing, the Apple Pencil 3 opens up a world of possibilities. With its compatibility and user-friendly design, it’s the perfect tool for unleashing your creative potential on your favorite Apple device.

The new Apple Pencil is much cheaper than the previous one which is only $79 compared to $129 for the Pencil 2. The Pencil 3 will be in stores early November.