The new tenth generation iPad has finally been launched with a USB-C connector as its central axis. But what Manzana did not tell anyone is that you will have to shell out extra money if you want to use an original Apple Pencil with your new tablet, in a movement that can already be considered classic and almost recurring with this company.
Apple is going through one of the most complex moments in its recent history, at least in the territory of the European Union, where the most recent legislation on technological regulation will be forcing them to abandon their Lightning port to adopt the much more comfortable one, robust and cheap USB-C.
This forced migration will take some time but it seems that in the meantime the guys from Cupertino will take the opportunity to renew their line of devices, finally adopting this technology.
Feeding in the process one of its longest and most uncomfortable traditions: the production of dongles or accessories that are not necessarily perceived as necessary or comfortable.
The tenth generation iPad requires an extra accessory if you want to use an Apple Pencil
With the presentation of the new tenth generation iPad by Apple, it has also been updated the store of its official website.
The tablet finally has a USB-C connector and offers compatibility with the popular Apple Pencil stylus. However, if the user wants to use this accessory, they will need a new accessory, presented as “USB-C to Apple Pencil Adapter.”
This is how this adapter would now be essential to charge and use the Apple Pencil with total freedom on this new tenth-generation iPad.
The cost of the accessory is around USD $9.00. Which is not too expensive, but it is a fact that before this new tablet it was not essential.
It also seems obvious that this is a transition movement where the guys from Cupertino would soon release a stylus compatible with this class of ports natively so that the use of these adapters is not necessary.
But in the meantime it will also be essential to set aside a budget for this additional product if we want to use both devices together.
One could also think about perhaps buying a past generation Apple tablet with the bargain opportunity that generation renewal usually represents.
But unfortunately the company has updated its prices by increasing them. So now it is more expensive to buy an old iPad.