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Apple’s USB-C Apple Pencil Does Add ‘Choice And Value’—But With It Comes Valid Accessibility Concerns

Steven Aquino
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Steven covers accessibility and assistive technologies.


Oct 17, 2023,07:00pm EDT|

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Apple’s newest Apple Pencil features a “sliding cap” that reveals a USB-C port.


In an anticlimactic end to a flurry of contradictory rumors, it turns out Apple on Tuesday didn’t release updated iPads. The company did, however, announce a new Apple Pencil which sports a USB-C port tucked away beneath what they’re calling a “sliding cap.” Apple says the new accessory costs $79 and starts shipping sometime next month.

My pal Jason Snell posted a thoughtful piece on Six Colors earlier today about what the new Pencil’s existence says about Apple’s product strategy, particularly in context of iPads. I have nothing more along those lines to add—in fact, I was dead wrong last night that Apple wouldn’t release a new Pencil without new iPads to accompany them—but Snell’s story inspired me to pen my own spin-off piece on the news.

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