Apple is likely to drop the $50 Pencil with its upcoming iPhone


Tech giant Apple has reportedly scrapped its plans to bring a $49 Pencil with the new iPhone. The Apple Pencil lacked pressure sensing capabilities or a rechargeable battery to save money, but instead used an inbuilt chip to power the stylus through an iPad or iPhone screen, reports MacRumors,

Apple may drop plans to launch a new Pencil

The unreleased Apple Pencil will cost $49, which is significantly less than the cost of the first generation and second generation models, which are $99 and $129 respectively.

The new Apple Pencil, codenamed “Maker” or more likely, “Marker”, was supposed to be unveiled by the tech giant at their September 2022 event. The report further suggested that the Apple Pencil lacked pressure sensing technology or a rechargeable battery in order to reduce the cost. Instead, this stylus was rumored to use an onboard chip to power through the iPad or iPhone screen. For the unversed, Samsung also uses a similar concept.

The report added that the company reportedly went so far as to manufacture over one million items, only to cancel the launch at the last minute for an unknown reason.

In February last year, with the iPadOS 14.5 beta, the tech giant had expanded Apple Pencil ‘Scribble’ support to German, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

Previously, the company added an Apple Pencil feature called “Scribble” with iPadOS 14, which lets users write with handwritten text in any text field on the iPad, then automatically converted to typed text. .

When Scribble first launched, it was limited to only English and Chinese languages.

-With inputs from IANS

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