“What do we want a Stylus for?” With the presentation of the first iPhone, Steve Jobs made it more than clear that we only needed our finger to use it. Later, we have seen the arrival of the Apple Pencil, but only on the iPad. An Apple Pencil that evolved substantially with its second generation and that now, with a possible Apple Pencil 3, has been very, very close to making the leap to the iPhone.
This is what some rumors say. What Apple was planning launch a $49 Apple Pencil alongside the iPhone 15, but they canceled the plans at the last moment, even after the pencil was already in production. Some rumors that, although we must be taken with a lot of skepticism, are really interesting.
A really interesting Apple Pencil for many iPads
The source of this information comes from a Weibo post shared by the leaker. Duan Rui on Twitter. A source with very little experience on the subject of leaks, but which has interesting ideas. Apparently this new Apple Pencil would have the codename “Marker” something like marker or felt pen and should have arrived this coming september.
The $49 price tag, half that of the second-generation Apple Pencil, came with some compromises. This Marker would not have support to detect the touches on the pencil that allow us to quickly change the tool. Nor would it have the pressure-sensing technology we are used to. for not counting, I wouldn’t even have a battery.
Apparently Apple would have developed a chip that would allow you to use the Apple Pencil through the screen without the need for power. And the most important thing, as we have already mentioned, is that it would be compatible with the iPhone. We do not know if it would only be compatible with the iPhone or could also be used on the iPad, yes.
We also do not know the reasons why this Apple Pencil, already in production, has been cancelled, but presumably the decision was made at the last minute, since there are already more than a million units manufactured. A more than considerable amount, more taking into account the target audience of this accessory.
An accessory, this Apple Pencil, that could well fit into the iPad 10, an iPad compatible with the first-generation Apple Pencil that, by having a USB-C connector, makes charging the pencil a bit peculiar. Here, an Apple Pencil without a battery, more basic and at a lower pricecould have been really interesting.
Fortunately, as Apple’s plans continue to evolve, Nor can we rule out never seeing something similar. Perhaps not compatible with the iPhone —or yes—, but as a lower-priced alternative for educational iPads. Something like the Logitech Crayon, but designed and made by Apple.