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.

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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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Top Rated Comments

SanderEvers Avatar
6 weeks ago
Not allowing the iPad to use the 2nd Gen Pencil is a major oversight from Apple.
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
E-MO-TION Avatar
6 weeks ago
Embarrassing how hard they wanted to nerf this iPad. An environmental disaster.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
QuiteSharp Avatar
6 weeks ago
Let me get this straight: so if I want to buy a 9:th generation iPad I cannot buy an Apple Pencil gen 1 even though those two are compatible? Or do I beg the sales clerk to go get me one anyway?
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Carlson-online Avatar
6 weeks ago
This is hilarious.

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!
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gpat Avatar
6 weeks ago
This will be remembered as the laughing stock of recent Apple launches.

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.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Godspeed8230 Avatar
6 weeks ago
Rumor has it, Apple has just registered a new trademark: "There's an Adapter for That"
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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