According to a new rumor, Apple would have planned a new version of Apple Pencil compatible with iPhone 14 models and would have been published this year. However, according to Weibo, Apple dropped plans for this version of the Apple Pencil which would have cost around $50 despite going into production.
This version of Apple Pencil would not only have been compatible with iPhones, but It would also end one of the biggest complaints about the Apple Pencil 1’s compatibility with the new 10th generation iPad: its charging method.
The source comments that Apple had a new Apple Pencil ready and in production, named “Marker”, which it planned to launch in its September Keynote with the introduction of the new iPhone and Apple Watch. According to reports, Apple was aim ing for a price around $50
Given this price drop, Apple would reduce features. This Apple Pencil apparently didn’t have pressure-sensing technology or its own battery (somewhat surprisingly)
Where things get interesting is that this Apple Pencil would also apparently work with the iPhone. The first-generation Apple Pencil and Apple Pencil 2 don’t work with the iPhone, and that’s an idea that Apple has challenged in the past. It’s unclear why Apple dropped plans for this “Marker” version of the Apple Pencil, but the decision was reportedly made at the last minute. According to rumours, Apple had already manufactured over a million unitswhich is not negligible for an accessory that would probably address a very specific audience.
where we think it would really make sense for this cheaper Apple Pencil to be on the latest 10th gen iPad. Apple has suffered quite a bit of criticism and memes due to the iPad 10 having a USB-C port, but it still only works with the first-generation Lightning-equipped Apple Pencil. In the end, everything is solved with an adapter that Apple also sells. Round affairs?