The first-generation Apple Pencil was unveiled alongside the first-generation iPad Pro on September 9, 2015. The Pencil is supported by the first and second generation iPad Pro models, the sixth-generation iPad released in 2018, and the 2019 releases of iPad Mini, iPad Air, and iPad. It communicates wirelessly via Bluetooth, and has a removable cap that conceals a Lightning connector used for charging.
A second model was unveiled in 2018, which is used on the third and fourth generation iPad Pro models. It uses a magnetic connector on the side of the tablet for charging rather than a physical connection, and includes touch-sensitive areas that can be tapped to perform actions within supported apps.
Apple Pencil (2nd generation) – Technical Specifications
The new Apple Pencil delivers pixel-perfect precision and industry-leading low latency, making it great for drawing, sketching, coloring, taking notes, marking up email, and more. And it’s as easy and natural to use as a pencil.
The new Apple Pencil also features an intuitive touch surface that supports double-tapping. So now you can change tools without setting it down.
Made specifically for the 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd generation), it features a flat edge that attaches magnetically for automatic charging and pairing.
What’s in the Box
- Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)
- Length: 6.53 inches (166 mm)
- Diameter: 0.35 inch (8.9 mm)
- Weight: 0.73 ounce (20.7 grams)
- Magnetically attaches and pairs
- iPad Models
- iPad Pro 11-inch
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)