Apple Pencil 2 gets the lead out this spring?

Apple Pencil 2 gets the lead out this spring?
A sequel to the Apple Pencil is coming this spring, according to a report published on Wednesday. The Apple Pencil 2 will have some new features including the ability to magnetically stick to an iPad. It also will sport some type of clip, like the kind seen on a regular pen or pencil, allowing the device to be attached to a pocket. The new Apple Pencil 2 should be available at the same time the new iPad Pro models are released.

The new iPad Pro models could feature a 10.5-inch version (up from the 9.7-inch model) and a variant wearing a 12.9-inch screen. They both will be powered by the A10X chipset. The pencils will be used for writing and for drawing. They are expected to feature sensors that monitor the angle that is used when writing, and how hard the pencil is being pressed against the glass. These determine things like how thick or thin the line being drawn comes out on the iPad Pro's display. The sensors will also give the Apple Pencil 2 many more capabilities than your typical stylus.

We would expect that the Apple Pencil 2 will be priced at $99, which is the cost of the first generation tool. At the same time, we should see the original model get a little price cut. Last year, there was talk about the next version of the Apple Pencil coming with an eraser (a digital one, of course) and interchangeable tips.

via AppleInsider

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19 Comments

1. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

"to feature sensors that monitor the angle that is used when writing, and how hard the pencil is being pressed against the glass" just like S-pen or other wacom pens... but I know u won't mention that it copy S-pen feature, lol... innovation... right?

2. peace247 unregistered

But atleast they didn't touted it as first... Got to give credit to iPA for that.

3. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

To be fair PA always mentions the iPhone when there are leaks about other OEMs that has even remotely similar feature to the iPhone.

14. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1324; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

In PA defence no other OEM makes a "pencil" accessory. Still, it's just another stylus that Apple previously said was irrelevant and obsolete.

16. martinowong

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

Pencil is just a name, this IS a stylus just like the surface pen; Jobs said it was obsolete, but it was in a completely different context, when styli had to be used on resistive touchscreens; Also, who doesn't change ideas?

18. mikehunta727 unregistered

It was Steve Jobs that said that, also in the context that he was talking about, he was talking about how using a stylus on the original iphone(small 3.5 inch screen) would be dumb and counter intuitive. Since a 3.5 inch screen at the time was massive

19. mikehunta727 unregistered

Was considered "massive" but is absolutely tiny by todays standards. He was just saying that stylus on a small screen like that was counter intuitive and that fingers worked better there

4. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

Wacom has pressure sensitivity but doesn't have angle sensors.

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yes it have... it called "tilt"http://www.wacom.com/en-us/support/faqs/popular%20faqs/what%20is%20tilt and S-pen already have that feature since Note4

7. Macready

Posts: 1821; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

11. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

It does since long. And here is another sheepPhone user.

15. martinowong

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

This was present in the first gen of the Apple pencil, don't know why this article doesn't mention it; Also, s-pen doesn't have sensors that detect tilt (neither surface pen does); wacom high end products have had it for a number of years

17. mikehunta727 unregistered

Not sure why they said that , Apple Pencil already has sensors that monitor the angle/pressure pushed on the display, it's actually a bit better then S-Pen here in this regard(have tried and used both)

5. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

99$ for a plastic dildo? No thank you.

8. zeppo

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

copy Microsoft (magnetically stick to an iPad)

12. lyndon420

Posts: 6789; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

My fridge has been doing that long before ms lol.

9. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Haha $99..

10. phonester

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 27, 2016

You can buy latest Xiaomi phones for 99$.

13. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Still they have to charge it.... S pen:Lol.....

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