According to a new report from 9to5Mac, the Apple Pencil will now ship with an adapter that will allow it to charge using a standard Lightning cable. The Apple Pencil, which has a Lightning connector on the end, was originally designed to charge by plugging into the Lightning port of the iPad Pro.
The adapter will fit over the Apple Pencil’s Lightning connector, which will give it the ability to charge using a regular Lightning cable. This will expand the number of ways the accessory can be charged, and it will alleviate concerns about potential damage to the Apple Pencil if it is ever knocked or bent while plugged into the iPad Pro.
The iPad Pro appears to be on track for a launch in the first weeks of November. According to the report, AppleCare employees and retail staff are currently receiving training on the new device, with the training completion deadline set for November 6.
Apple’s iPad Pro will include an A9X processor, 4GB RAM, and according to Apple, is as fast as many desktop class machines. The device will start at US$799 for a 32GB Wi-Fi only model and goes up to US$1,079 for a 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model. The Apple Pencil will be available as a standalone accessory that will cost US$99.