Is the only way to charge the Apple pencil by connecting it to the iPad. I really think that is obnoxious to have to do that. First off it makes me worried to use the iPad when the pencil is physically connected on the off chance of bumping the pencil and breaking it off on the iPad. Additionally, it looks a tad bit phalic coming off the iPad Pro, just sayin. Kinda like the equivalent of truck balls on a giant lifted truck. Is there not an option to just plug it into a normal lightning cable?