Everything You Wanted to Know about the iPad Pencil
The iPad Pencil is officially known as the Apple Pencil. It is the official companion designed to extend the functionality of the Apple iPad Pro. Its suitable for amateur designers that want to have fun as well as professionals that want to utilise the full power of their iPads for work purposes.
What is the difference between Apple Pencil 1 and Apple Pencil 2?
The functional features found on the Apple Pencil 1 and Apple Pencil 2 are largely similar, but there are several features that the Apple Pencil 2 has which makes it easier to use on a daily basis. Here are some of the differences between the Apple Pencil 1 and Apple Pencil 2:
- Apple Pencil 1: With a quick response to eliminate lag, Apple Pencil 1 provides a smooth drawing experience. It can be tilted to create shading effects, and it can detect different levels of pressure for varying levels of line thicknesses. It charges and pairs to your iPad via a lightning cable attachment.
- Apple Pencil 2: The Apple Pencil 2 has a matte surface that provides better grip. It also features a new shape that was designed to prevent it from rolling off tables. The flat side of the pencil can be magnetically attached to certain iPad Pro models, and it can be charged wirelessly from your iPad.
Which iPads are Apple Pencils compatible with?
The Apple Pencil is designed for use with iPad Pro devices, but the two versions have different device compatibility. Here is a brief list that details which pencil is designed to work with which iPad:
- Apple Pencil 1: Designed for the first and second generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and the sixth generation iPad.
- Apple Pencil 2: Designed for the third generation 12.9 inch-iPad Pro and the 11-inch iPad Pro.
Can the Apple Pencil be customised?
Although the original Apple Pencil is sold as a stock item, the Apple Pencil 2 can be personalised. Apple offers an engraving service for the Apple Pencil 2 model, so you can add a personal touch to your device. For more information on technical and compatibility aspects, please visit the manufacturers website.
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