Apple on Tuesday released the first firmware update for the USB-C Apple Pencil that it released last week. The new firmware has a version number of 10M5164.
There is no word on what features, fixes, or updates might be included in the updated firmware. Apple does not provide release notes for Apple Pencil software releases.
The new Apple Pencil is compatible with all iPad models with a USB-C port, including iPad (10th generation), iPad Air (4th and 5th generations), iPad Pro 11-inch (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generations), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th generations), and iPad mini (6th generation).
A sliding cap reveals a USB-C port, enabling customers to use a USB-C cable to connect to the new Apple Pencil for pairing and charging. When magnetically attached to an iPad for storage, the new Apple Pencil enters into a sleep state to preserve battery life.
While Apple has not announced a procedure for updating Apple Pencil hardware. However, connecting the USB-C Apple Pencil to an iPad with a USB-C cable and powering on the iPad should cause the new firmware to download.