Original Apple Pencil vs. Apple Pencil 2

“Alongside the new 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models, Apple introduced a second-generation Apple Pencil, which is designed to work exclusively with its latest tablets,” Juli Clover reports for MacRumors.

“Design wise, the Apple Pencil 2 is sleeker and smaller than the original Apple Pencil because of the elimination of the Lightning connector at the top of the device,” Clover reports. “Apple’s new Apple Pencil does away with the Lightning connector all together because the device is now able to charge via a magnetic connection to the new iPad Pro models. The Apple Pencil 2 snaps right onto the new iPad Pro, which allows for pairing, charging, and storage when it’s not in use.”

“With no Lightning connector, the new Apple Pencil is lighter and easier to hold for longer periods of time, and it has a cleaner look with no metal cap at the top,” Clover reports. “While the first Apple Pencil was round and prone to rolling off of flat surfaces, the new Apple Pencil has a flat side for connecting to the iPad, and that flat bit also prevents it from rolling as much.”

MacDailyNews Take:

Apple Pencil is poorly designed (it could really use a flat edge or weighted side).MacDailyNews, July 9, 2018

Clover reports, “We took a look at the new Apple Pencil 2 and compared it to the original Apple Pencil to highlight all of the improvements that Apple made with the second iteration of its iPad stylus.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Apple Pencil 2 offers significant design improvements over the original product.

1 Comment

  1. I’m not sure where the difference is physically, but I find the No. 2 Pencil better for writing compared to the original Pencil and the original iPP. When I look at notes I took with the previous version compared to what I write now there is a clear improvement. The newer kit is better able to track the motion of the Pencil. The feel of the Pencil on iPad feels a little less slippery than before. If I grip the Pencil a bit softer than before it writes quite nicely.

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