Apple on Wednesday unveiled a stylus. Yep, it actually happened. It’s called the Apple Pencil and it will be available for the iPad Pro. Apple said it’s built to “look and feel like a familiar tool,” but allows you to write precisely right on the screen and “touch a single pixel.”
It has sensors built into the tip and, at the back end, a full Lightning connector that plugs right into the iPad Pro for recharging. Apple said it should last a few days per charge. Apple Pencil will work in Mail, Notes and third-party applications made by developers that will specifically take advantage of the Pencil. Oddly enough, yes, even Microsoft Office will support Apple Pencil, in addition to other apps, like new software from Adobe.
The Pencil will cost $99 and will launch in November with the iPad Pro.