Apple's custom engrave option is now available for the new Apple Pencil
The second-generation Apple Pencil
While not compatible with iPhones, Apple’s custom engraving option has been available to customers who purchase an iPod Touch or any iPad model for a number of years now, as long as the device is bought through the Apple Store. But after today’s hardware event, the Cupertino giant quietly added the feature to one accessory.
Moving forward, anybody interested in the second-generation Apple Pencil can choose to engrave it with a short, custom message that sits just below the Apple accessory's branding in a vertical positioning so it’s easy to read.
For those unaware, the updated stylus retails slightly higher than the original at $129. It’s compatible with the new 11-inch iPad Pro and the third-generation 12.9-inch model that was also announced today. For the extra $30, the new Apple Pencil introduces wireless charging that automatically kicks in as soon as the accessory is connected magnetically to the frame of the mentioned iPad Pro devices. It also supports a number of touch gestures that allow users to switch between different strokes or even select the eraser.
Just like the new iPad Pros, the second-generation Apple Pencil can be purchased starting today ahead of shipments on November 6. As usual, the engraving on either the accessory or tablet is available for free.