- Up to 12 hours battery life on one charge
- Charges from the Lighting port
- Almost imperceptible level of lag and intricate and accurate pressure sensors
- Compatible with iPad mini (5th Gen) - iPad Air (3rd Gen) - iPad (6th Gen) - iPad Pro 10.5-inch - 9.7-inch and iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st and 2nd Gen).
DetailsThe Apple Pencil (1st Generation).
Apple painstakingly designed Apple Pencil to expand on the versatility of Multi-Touch. And while the technology inside is unlike anything Apple have ever engineered - picking up Apple Pencil for the first time feels instantly familiar. It lets you make any number of effects - right down to a single pixel - giving you more creative freedom than ever before.
Apple Pencil gives you the precision - responsiveness and natural fluidity of a traditional writing tool and at the same time - it has the versatility to become so much more. With Apple Pencil - you can turn iPad into your notepad - canvas or just about anything else you can imagine.
You may never have seen Apple Pencil before - but you already know how to use it. From the first moment - it does what you expect. And then far more. Whether you’re sketching in the park - painting a watercolour portrait or drafting a blueprint - Apple Pencil will give you a variety of tools in a single instrument. You hold it - but it won’t hold you back.
The lightning-fast responsiveness of Apple Pencil separates it from other creative tools. That’s because its latency — the tiny delay between when you begin drawing and the time it appears on the screen — has been reduced to an almost imperceptible level.
When a compatible iPad senses Apple Pencil - the subsystem scans its signal at an astounding 240 times per second - giving it twice the data points it normally collects when using your finger. This data - combined with Apple-designed software - means that there are only milliseconds between the image you have in your mind and the one you see on the display.
Within its slender case are intricate and accurate pressure sensors - capable of measuring a range of forces. The carefully positioned sensor determines precisely how hard the tip of the Apple Pencil is being pressed down. Press harder to draw thicker lines - or use a gentle touch for a wispy hairline. Two tilt sensors built within the tip of Apple Pencil calculate the exact orientation and angle of your hand. As you naturally write or draw - the relative positions of each of these sensors can be detected by the Multi-Touch display. So you can create shading effects simply by tilting Apple Pencil the way you would a charcoal or conventional pencil. The variety of creative effects is virtually limitless - which means you will be too.
Slip off the magnetic cap of Apple Pencil to reveal a Lightning connector that lets you charge Apple Pencil simply by plugging it into an iPad. The connector features a slightly elongated design - so that charging is possible even when iPad is inside its Silicone Case. In a rush? Just a short - 15 seconds charge provides enough charge for half an hour of use. And a full charge gets you 12 hours’ worth of scribbling - sketching - annotating and editing.