Apple Pencil USB-C (2023)

In October 2023, Apple released this new Apple Pencil USB-C model. At the time, this was the third Apple Pencil in the lineup. Apple described the Apple Pencil USB-C:

“Today, Apple is bringing more choice to iPad users with a new, more affordable Apple Pencil. With pixel-perfect accuracy, low latency, and tilt sensitivity, the new Apple Pencil is ideal for note taking, sketching, annotating, journaling, and more. Designed with a matte finish and a flat side that magnetically attaches to the side of iPad for storage, the new Apple Pencil pairs and charges with a USB-C cable.”

This Apple Pencil added the hover feature on M2 iPad models, “allowing users to sketch and illustrate with even greater precision.” The USB-C version of the Apple Pencil also added a new charging method to the Apple Pencil family—this time by sliding the end of the Pencil to reveal a USB-C charging port that both charges and pairs the Pencil.

The original Apple Pencil also used wired charging/pairing via Lightning port, while the Apple Pencil 2 used magnetic wireless charging/pairing. This Apple Pencil USB-C uses magnets to attach to the side of compatible iPad models for storage (like the Apple Pencil 2), but it does not charge.

As of June 2024, this Apple Pencil USB-C was compatible with the following iPad models:

  • iPad Pro 13-inch (M4)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (M4)
  • iPad Air 13-inch (M2)
  • iPad Air 11-inch (M2)
  • iPad (10th generation)
  • iPad mini (6th generation)
  • iPad Air (4th or 5th generation)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th generation)

Sources: Apple (Newsroom, Product, Compatibility)

Journal with embossed logo (black leather, 2006)

This journal has a black leather cover and a leather closure tab with chrome snap hardware. An elastic loop to hold a pen is included under the tab. The cover of the journal has an embossed Apple logo in the lower-right corner.

A spiral-bound notebook is included inside the journal. The notebook is printed with lines, and the final two pages include an IMPORTANT CONTACTS page and a calendar page with 2006 and 2007 calendars. The pages are printed in the Gill Sans font, the same font used by Apple for the Newton product line produced from 1992–1998.

In addition to the chrome snap on the cover, chrome rivets are used on the back of the journal to hold it together.

The journal measures 7 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches. It is 5/8 inch thick.

Source: Wikipedia (Apple fonts)

Apple Distinguished School Journal (black with elastic band, c. 2022)

This black journal-style notebook has an elastic band and features the Apple Distinguished School logotype printed in white. The interior of the notebook has off-white lined pages.

The name of manufacturer is embossed on the back, SPECTOR & CO. This notebook measures 5.5 x 8.5 inches and is 5/16 inch thick. the two outside edges are rounded slightly.

Apple describes the Distinguished Schools program:

“Apple Distinguished Schools are centers of leadership and educational excellence ​that demonstrate Apple’s vision for learning with technology — and we believe they are some of the most innovative schools in the world.”

As of March 2023, Apple reported that there were 728 Apple Distinguished Schools in 36 countries.

I have two of these notebooks in my collection, and both are unused.

Source: Apple