Apple Pencil to ship with female-to-female Lightning adapter for standard charging

“Sources familiar with the iPad Pro’s Apple Pencil accessory say that the company has come up with a secondary solution to charging the stylus,” Mark Gurman reports for 9to5Mac.

“As Apple demonstrated on stage in September, the default way of charging the Apple Pencil is to insert its Lightning connector into the bottom of the iPad Pro,” Gurman reports. “Some users have wondered if this would open up the tip of the stylus’s Lightning connector to bends and breaks, and Apple’s solution will be an adapter that comes with the stylus.”

“The adapter will allow users to charge the accessory with a standard USB Lightning cable,” Gurman reports. “This means that users will be able to charge the Apple Pencil via a wall adapter, computer’s USB port, or any other power source that can be used to charge up an iPhone or iPad.

Apple Pencil Lightning adapter
Apple Pencil Lightning adapter

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MacDailyNews Take: Seems like a kludge. Yet another thing to lose. We’ll stick to charging Apple Pencil (which gets 12 hours of continuous use on a full charge or 30 minutes by charging for only 15 seconds) via our iPad Pro’s Lightning port, thanks.


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