Some Apple Stores to Stop Selling First-Generation Apple Pencil Until USB-C Adapter Stock Improves
Select Apple Stores in the United States have suspended the sale of the first-generation Apple Pencil until stock improves for the USB-C to Lightning Adapter, which is needed to charge the pencil with the new entry-level iPad, MacRumors has learned.
The 10th-generation iPad is only compatible with the first-generation Apple Pencil, which is equipped with a USB-C port. To charge the pencil with the iPad, customers must use a USB-C to Lightning Adapter that was at one point last week facing up to a one-month delay.
Apple will offer the USB-C to Lightning Adapter in the box with the first-generation Apple Pencil, but shipments for those boxes have yet to arrive at Apple Stores. Stores have been instructed not to sell older first-generation Apple Pencil models until the new shipments arrive.
The move will ensure customers of the new iPad are not left without a way to charge their Apple Pencil. The new iPad was made available for purchase at Apple Stores this week. According to Apple's online store, the USB-C to Lightning Adapter is estimated to ship in one to two weeks.
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This whole thing is such a stupid situation! The only upside is this is now an adapter in existance, so I can finally plug my lightning accessories into my macbook!
Also we should note that Apple came up with a way to make the Pencil 2 less practical than the Pencil 1.
Look at that. You need a CABLE to charge your pencil. Neither the 1 nor the 2 looked that clumsy.
We're talking about Magic Mouse charging levels of clumsy.