The Verge’s Nilay Patel says the iPad Pro will soon add support for the Logitech Crayon stylus. Apple told Patel the support will be added via the next update to iOS 12. iOS 12.2 is expected to be released on Monday.
Crayon support was previously limited to a single iPad in Apple’s expanding tablet lineup: the $329 and up model simply called iPad. Apple first previewed the Logitech Crayon alongside the 6th-gen iPad at a special education event last March.
Only supporting Crayon support on the iPad 6, iPad mini 5, and iPad Air 3 meant the 2018 iPad Pros would be the only currently sold hardware that wouldn’t work with the Logitech Crayon. Upcoming support in iOS 12.2 (again, presumably) means the Logitech Crayon will be the only enhanced digital stylus to work with every current iPad.
Apple released a new iPad mini and iPad Air (which is a replacement for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro) earlier this week, Both new iPads offer support for the first-generation Apple Pencil and Logitech’s Crayon digital stylus.
The Logitech Crayon first debuted a year ago this month. The Crayon operates similar to the Apple Pencil, but is designed for kids. The Crayon uses the same technology as the Apple Pencil, with the same latency, tilt, and palm rejection features. The Logitech stylus lacks the pressure sensitivity of the Apple Pencil.