Apple Pencil 2

Discussion in 'Apple/iOS' started by siddhartth, Oct 19, 2016.

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Who wants an Apple stylus with a thinner tip?

  1. yes

    9 vote(s)
    37.5%
  2. no

    5 vote(s)
    20.8%
  3. If it was possible then Apple would have done it already

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Doesn't matter if it becomes the perfect Stylus, iOS Desktop class full Adobe and OneNote

    1 vote(s)
    4.2%
  5. thickness is ok but it's just too slippery

    2 vote(s)
    8.3%
  6. both thickness and Slipperiness are a problem

    10 vote(s)
    41.7%
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  1. ArashA

    ArashA Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I agree TabS3 is overpriced :( :( with OLD cpu!!
    And so unfortunate that chromeOS is crap right now on tablet functionality (so no acer tab 10 as an option)

    Actually my main use of tablet will be frame by frame animation / drafting and portable sketchbook on the go.
    Pen is my highest concern + android animation apps are much more powerful (TVPaint is only available in android) and also the gap that apple added on purpose between glass and screen makes ipad 2018 very aged to use in freehand sketching feel and functionality.
    I tested ipad 2018 in store and it felt like my 5yr old Cintiq 13HD.. with big gap between screen and glass..
    Also the price of ipad 2018 + pencil is very close to TabS3. So bad apple try to benefit from all the bits.. I wonder if soon they would sell the cords separately!!

    I would still wait for a deal on TabS3 to make it more affordable.
    Or maybe apple pencil 2 comes next week with a better tip to consider..
    Looks so hard to decide.. haha
     
  2. Tapio-Huuhaa

    Tapio-Huuhaa Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Reasonable price alternative for iPad 9,7 & Apple Pencil, Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro and Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is Acer Chromebook Tab 10.

    Acer has Wacom EMR pen, but the manufactor doesn't tell, if the pen supports pressure sensitivity or not. I asked from a Finnish dealer and I get answer, that it supports pressure sensitivity. Maybe almost as good as S-Pen.

    Operating system is the same, which Acer use in the Cromebook laptop series. Operating system is then alternative for Windows 10 and concerning layout closer Mac OS than IOS for iPad.

    You might get from special offer some tablet cheaper, for example 16-17.7.2018 from Amazon Italy I could get Huawei with amazing price 399 €.

    Newest version of my favorite drawing application ibisPaint X supports pressure sensitivity for Android devices. Now I don't have any reason for paying iPad 9,7 & Apple Pencil.

    Maybe iPad 9,7 & Apple Pencil does have better price/quality relationship, but because I can't use Apple Pencil, iPad 9,7 & Apple Pencil is not an alternative for me.
     
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  3. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    So out of these, the Apple Pencil 2 fixes three important complaints: less slippery, better charging method, and no easily lost cap. They added magnetic attachment, so that's a plus, and they added a flat side so it doesn't roll off the table. They also effectively added a 'side button': double tapping the flat side of the pen switches the tool (ink-eraser). Lots of improvements. Downside: the price increased by 30%. Whether they're less noisy is still TBD.
     
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  4. doobiedoobiedum

    doobiedoobiedum Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Until I pop into a local store I can't tell - do you mean that putting the flat side on has made it less slippery? The pics still look (to me) like the first gen Pencil but someone stuck it against a sanding disc to flatten one side.
     
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  5. artistebot

    artistebot Scribbler - Standard Member

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    They added a side button/gesture.... hell just froze over.
     
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  6. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Apparently it has a matte finish now, which should be less slippery than the old glossy finish.
     
  7. Kumabjorn

    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    Is it compatible with the extant iPad Pros?
    I guess I could charge it in my Surface Go.

    What about the new Smart Keyboard?
    It feels like I have an opportunity to extend life on it a few years with new peripherals.

    Sent from my GT-N5110 using Tapatalk
     
  8. siddhartth

    siddhartth Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I thought you guys were talking about the lack of friction between the pencil nib and iPad pro glass that results in poor handwriting control and hand cramps during prolonged note taking or mathematics.

    Slipperiness of the body i am sure can be easily fixed with a ball pen grip.

    Overall a very disappointing release by Apple, it's stylus tech seems to be totally stagnated. My hopes for a more textured pencil nib are dead. I don't believe in matte screen protectors, i was hoping there can be a third party felt skin for nib of Apple pencil. Any entrepreneurs amongst us? I hope wacom knows what it's competition lacks.
     
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  9. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    That was my "slippery" complaint - it's like skating on ice at times.
     
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  10. Cuberdon75

    Cuberdon75 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I hate its slipperiness as well and have never understood its success for that reason alone. My handwriting is terrible with it. And a screen protector is no solution. Why dim those beautiful colors?
     
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