Apple, on Apple Newsroom:
The new Apple Pencil is the most affordable model, making it ideal for everyday productivity and creativity. With USB-C charging and pairing, the new Apple Pencil is great for iPad (10th generation) users and also works with all iPad models that have a USB-C port, including iPad Pro, iPad Air and iPad mini.
Basically it’s the Apple Apple Pencil (2nd generation) without pressure sensitivity, double-tap for switching tools and wireless charging. Ok, I’ll bite, having bought a few of alternative pencils without these features, it’s a good compromise for a lower price.
The new Apple Pencil will be available for purchase separately for $79 (U.S), with availability beginning in early November.
Wait, what?! Go home Apple, you’re drunk. The Apple Pencil 2nd Gen is usually found on Amazon for $89 , and generic pens with similar features cost half the new Apple Pencil.
Less difficult to recommend than the Apple Pencil (1st generation), but still hard to do with a straight face.