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Apple now sells USB-C to Apple Pencil Adapter for the iPad 10

Updated Dec 2nd, 2022 11:35AM EST
USB-C to Apple Pencil Adapter

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Apple just announced the new iPad 10 with more colors, a redesign, and Magic Keyboard Folio support. While the Cupertino company brought the biggest update to the iPad since its original release, there’s a catch with this new tablet as it offers support for the first-gen Apple Pencil. But how to charge it, if it has a Lightning connector? Apple has the solution.

Apple is now offering on its Online Store a USB-C to Apple Pencil Adapter. Here’s how the company describes this accessory:

The USB-C to Apple Pencil Adapter is required to pair and charge Apple Pencil (1st generation) with iPad (10th generation). Your Apple Pencil plugs into one end of the adapter and the USB-C Charge Cable from your iPad plugs into the other.

From the creators of the Polishing Cloth and Lightning to headphone jack support, Apple is now introducing the USB-C to Apple Pencil Adapter. Since the iPad 10 is still not available, Apple says this accessory will take from 2-3 weeks to ship.

It costs $9 and it will likely hit the stores starting next week. If you are planning on buying the new iPad 10 and already have a first-generation Apple Pencil, you’ll probably need this USB-C adapter, otherwise, you’ll have to charge your accessory on your iPhone or another Lightning-compatible device. In the future, the Lightning to USB-C change will happen for iPhones.

More coverage: Apple unveils M2 iPad Pro with “next level” Apple Pencil.

José Adorno Tech News Reporter

José is a Tech News Reporter at BGR. He has previously covered Apple and iPhone news for 9to5Mac, and was a producer and web editor for Latin America broadcaster TV Globo. He is based out of Brazil.