Apple Pencil

The Apple Pencil (1st Generation) is a pointing device that was designed, manufactured, and currently sold by Apple since 2015 as part of the Apple Pencil series. The Pencil has been introduced on September 9, 2015, released on November 11, 2015, and its price started at $99.

The Apple Pencil was announced alongside the first iPad Pro 12.9-inch as a dedicated pointing device. It communicates wirelessly via Bluetooth and has a removable cap that conceals a Lightning connector used for charging.

The pencil has pressure sensitivity and angle detection and was designed for low latency to enable smooth marking on the screen. The Pencil and the user’s fingers can be used simultaneously while rejecting input from the user’s palm. 

One end of the device has a magnetically fastened removable cap that covers a Lightning connector which is used for charging from an iPad’s Lightning port. The initial charge lasts about 12 hours, but 15 seconds of charging provides sufficient power for 30 minutes of use. 

The Pencil ships with a female-to-female Lightning adapter which allows it to be used with charging cables. It is compatible with iPad 6th generation, 7th generation, etc. models.

Today Apple Pencil is 8 years old!

Apple Pencil
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Apple Pencil Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedSeptember 9, 2015
ReleasedNovember 11, 2015
Model NumberA1603
Order NumberMK0C2AM/A
Original Price$99
Weight0.73 oz.
20 Grams
Dimensions6.92″ L x 0.35″ D
17.57 cm L x 0.88 cm D

System Requirements

  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch and later
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch and later
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch and later
  • iPad 6th Generation and later
  • iPad Air 3rd Generation and later
  • iPad mini 5th Generation and later


Lightning port


Power0.32 W Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Battery LifeUp to 12 hours

Apple Support – Apple Pencil: Technical Specifications

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