Users of the new 10th generation iPad 2022 with a USB-C port will inevitably have to use an adapter to be able to charge the first generation Apple Pencil, the only one this tablet supports, a stylus available so far only with a Lightning connector. That’s at least until Apple releases a first-generation type of stylus by replacing the historic Lightning connector with a USB-C connector (and as far as we know it’s not currently planned).
An alternative solution is to purchase the new version of Logitech Crayon, which has already been suggested with a USB-C connector.
This is because this tablet, which was announced on October 18th, Supports first generation only Apple Pencil and not the second, this one that has a flat side for wireless charging by attaching magnetically to the edge that supports the iPad Pro. In fact, the iPad 2022 doesn’t offer this option, so the only compatible Apple Pencil, the Apple Pencil 1, requires an adapter, since it has a Lightning plug while the new tablet sports a single USB-C socket.
That’s why Apple has already prepared an adapter specifically designed for this purpose: it’s called a trifle USB-C to Apple Pencil Adapter And those who already have the stylus can buy it directly from the Apple Store page at a price 10 euros. Those who buy the new first generation Apple Pencil, on the other hand, already find it Included in the package. It is presented as follows:
The USB-C to Apple Pencil Adapter is required to pair and charge your Apple Pencil (1st generation) with your iPad (10th generation). Simply plug your Apple Pencil into one end of the adapter and a USB-C charging cable to the other.
It should be noted that the adapter is not a Lightning plug conversion extension but instead features USB-C port to which a cable must be connected; Thus, the pen that is being recharged does not remain locked to the tablet (or to the charger) but has a certain movement provided by the cable.
It would be curious to see if it can be used while it is being recharged, albeit with the inconvenience of having to put up with the limitations imposed by the cord, or on the other hand, during this point all its functions are disabled to speed up the charging of the battery. Anyway, this is a minor detail, considering that charging the Apple Pencil takes quite a bit of time.
For everything you need to know about the new iPad Pro presented today, we refer you directly to this address, while here you can read about the iPad 10 generation. Besides the new tablets, Apple also introduced the new Apple TV 4K.