New iPad Pro tablets may be the headline news for Apple’s big event this week, but the surprise star of the October 30 show may be an Apple Pencil 2. An updated, significantly upgraded version of Apple’s stylus is also believed to be on the cards, significantly expanding on functionality in the process.
The current Apple Pencil was launched alongside the iPad Pro back in late 2015. A $99 accessory for the tablet, it recognizes pressure and the angle at which the nib is placed against the tablets’ touchscreen. It also charges in a fairly unusual way, with a Lightning plug at the end.
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