Apple Ditched Plan for $50 Apple Pencil With iPhone Help on the Final Minute, Claims Sketchy Rumor


Apple deliberate to introduce a brand new $49 Apple Pencil this yr that was suitable with iPhones, however scrapped the plans on the final minute, claims a sketchy new rumor popping out of Asia.

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In keeping with a Weibo submit, shared on Twitter by DuanRui, Apple allegedly meant to launch the brand new ‌Apple Pencil‌, codenamed “Maker” (or, extra doubtless, “Marker”) at its September 2022 occasion, and even went as far as to mass produce over a million models of the accent, solely to can its launch on the eleventh hour for unspecified causes.

To chop prices, the gadget allegedly lacked strain sensing expertise or a chargeable battery, and as a substitute utilized an onboard chip to energy the stylus by way of the iPad or iPhone display, much like how Samsung’s S-Pen stylus works.

At $49, the unreleased ‌Apple Pencil‌ would have been considerably cheaper than the first-generation and second-generation ‌Apple Pencil‌ fashions, that are priced at $99 and $129, respectively.

Sadly, the supply of the ‌Apple Pencil‌ rumor has no observe file, so the claims have to be taken with a big pinch of salt. Moreover, this is not the primary time we have heard rumors of an Apple Pencil being developed to work with iPhones, none of which have come to fruition.

Nonetheless, a battery-less ‌Apple Pencil‌ would pair properly with the newest tenth-generation ‌iPad‌, which comes with a USB-C port and requires an ungainly $9 Lightning dongle to work with the first-generation ‌Apple Pencil‌. Once more although, why Apple would kill plans for an adjunct that had entered mass manufacturing is unclear.

If it actually was a factor, and so many models had been manufactured by Apple, then previous historical past would counsel some models will finally be leaked. Would you welcome an ‌Apple Pencil‌ for ‌iPhone‌? Tell us within the feedback.


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