Apple May Have Shelved Plans to Launch Affordable Pencil: Report
Apple was reportedly working to offer an affordable pencil, codenamed Marker, to its users. However, the development has now been said to be shelved as the Cupertino-based tech giant has cancelled all plans to release the Apple pencil, despite reportedly gearing up for a September 2023 launch at the iPhone maker’s biggest annual event. The suggested Apple pencil could have come with a USB Type-C charging port, along with a lightning cable. The company has not made any announcements about such product yet.
According to a post on Chinese website Weibo, first spotted, Apple was working to launch an affordable Apple Pencil, which featured iPhone compatibility while also supporting charging via USB type-C port. Meanwhile, the current Apple Pencil is charged via a lightning cable where as the company’s affordable iPad Wi-Fi now uses USB type-C port, making iPad invest an extra $9 (roughly Rs. 750) to buy an extra dongle.