iPad Pro Pencil Adapter for Lightning

Good news: when you want to charge your iPad Pro Pencil, you won’t necessarily have to look like a doofus when you do so.

Prior to today, it was assumed that the only way to charge the iPad Pro’s Pencil stylus was to plug it into the bottom of the iPad Pro itself. The Pencil’s cap features a Lightning plug hidden underneath, and Apple showcased its ability to charge it by plugging the device directly into the iPad Pro’s Lightning port.

While this method of charging works, and is extremely handy when you need a quick bit of extra juice on the fly, it looks incredibly goofy to have a stylus protruding out of the top of the iPad Pro, especially because the iPad Pro is so big itself.

Today, 9to5Mac is reporting that Apple plans on shipping the Pencil with an adapter that will allow users to connect the device directly to a Lightning cable. The adapter will reportedly ship with all Pencil’s, which come as a separate purchase from the iPad Pro itself.

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Here’s what the Pencil looks like plugged into the iPad Pro’s Lightning Port

According to 9to5Mac’s report, the Pencil’s adapter will allow it to charge via any USB Lightning cable. That means that said cable can be hooked up to a wall outlet or connected to a computer. The adapter itself contains an small orientation indicator, which shows you which end that the Pencil should be inserted.

Sources say that this adapter will act as a secondary charging solution, but if you’re anything like me, this will be the primary charging solution. I’ll only use the direct iPad Pro connection when I’m desperate for a charge.

The good news is that the Pencil adapter (we should call it the eraser 🙂 ) will be included for free, and won’t require a separate charge. That’s, of course, outside of the price of a Pencil, which will retail for $99. What do you think about Apple’s decision to include an adapter?

Source: 9to5Mac

  • Manor

    I’m not planning to buy the iPad Pro, but I think it’s a good move from Apple to include this adapter.

    • Guy

      No it be a great move if Apple includes the pencil

  • Merman123

    But they don’t give us a lanyard for the $149 Apple TV? Ok.

    • George

      After they saw people are willing to spend $400+ on watch bands they are trying to squeeze any money they can.

  • Mr.Coolfreak

    Call me synovial, but I think Apple found out that it was very easy to break the Lightning connection if you held up iPad pro using the pencil( you know people were gonna do it) so to prevent a controversy they shipped an adapter. We all know Apple well enough and know that they don’t give gifts for no reason

    • That_Fruitarian

      You’re just being synovial.

    • therealjjohnson

      synovial –
      relating to or denoting a type of joint that is surrounded by a thick flexible membrane forming a sac into which is secreted a viscous fluid that lubricates the joint.

      Am I missing something?

      • Mr.Coolfreak

        Damn autocorrect

      • therealjjohnson

        Lol. When the other guy chimed in I thought I was out the loop. Peace!

    • Jeffrey

      If they found that out before they announced it, they would use an other solution. They most likely tested the sh*t out of it before announcing it so I doubt they just found that out.

  • Polishing a turd doesn’t make it more appealing IMO…

    • Alberto Espinal

      Are you talking about yourself?

      • No I’m talking about your mama…

      • Alberto Espinal

        I knew you were gonna say that, I have never ever mentioned your family or anyone here, you can joke and kill each other in this blog but never family, we can disrespect each other but you crossed the line, my mother passed away and she was an angel for me!!

      • Sorry, but you asked for it when you came trolling me…may her soul rest in peace.

  • Alberto Espinal

    Whoever took the decision to put that pencil to charge with the iPad Pro, oh boy SMH!! that was going to be like the mistake Samsung did with its S-Pen in the new Note, there was going to be YouTube videos of people’s breaking the Pencil inside the IPad!

  • Julio M.

    They should’ve just added the adapter double ended on both sides with the slot on the pen on the side that plugs in, that way, the pen is not sticking out like that.