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11 January 2021

Apple Pencil just for design?

In November 2018, Apple announced a new generation of the Apple Pencil. The second version received a new shell, a smaller size, but how effective is the device and is it worth the money?

Eleonora Rusanovska

Today, the happy owners of the iPad have the opportunity to diversify their use of the tablet with a tool that has recently become fashionable, namely the Apple Pencil. It will certainly add creativity, creativity to the daily routine, allow you to dynamically manage applications and make sketches. The company took care of its customers by developing two versions of the accessory. Let's compare both.

How the 2nd generation Apple Pencil differs from its predecessor

Unlike the first, the second "pencil" has a matte body that protects it from scratches, as well as a magnetic mount, thanks to which the work has become easier. Also, the Apple Pencil 2 is equipped with edges that prevent it from rolling. The size has also changed. If the length of the first Apple Pencil corresponds to the length of a regular graphite pencil - 17.5 cm, then the second version came out a little less - 16.6 cm.

Apple Pencil 1 is compatible with iPad 6th, 7th, and 8th generation, iPad Air 3rd generation, iPad mini 5th generation, 12.9-inch iPad Pro 1st and 2nd generation and with iPad Pro 10.5-inch and 9.7-inch sizes

Apple Pencil 2 fits perfectly with newer models such as the 4th generation iPad Air, the 1st and 2nd generation 11-inch iPad Pros, and the 3rd generation iPad Pro in 12.9-inches.

Charging method and package contents of Apple Pencil

As soon as tablet users that fit the Apple Pencil 1 unpack it, they'll find a spare pen and a charging adapter from the original iPad cable. Yes Apple Pencil 1 can be charged in two ways: via the network and via the tablet charging connector.

Those who find the second version more comfortable will be able to charge the tool simply by attaching it to the right side of the iPad. Thus, the pencil can not only be recharged, but also carried with you without any problems, without worrying about the loss. However, in the box, besides the pencil itself, you will not find any other accessories. Note that today Apple iPhones are also sold without components.

Both versions can exist autonomously for up to 12 hours, and they only need 15 seconds to recharge quickly. After that, Apple Pencil will withstand up to half an hour of active work.

The advantages of both models

In order to carry the Apple Pencil 1 with you, the user needs a number of accessories, which are enough freely available. Thanks to the selection, you can emphasize the individuality of the owner. No extra accessories are required for the Apple Pencil 2 unless you want to stand out from the crowd. This advantage can be guided by if you want to save money by making the next purchase.

To the benefits of the updated version - Apple Pencil 2, you can add a settings extension. One tap on the off screen of the tablet with a pencil will lead you to "quick notes", which are saved even if the device is locked. Double-clicking on the body will change the current pen width to an eraser. By the way, all changes and movements can be customized for yourself.

Both models are incredibly sensitive to pressure. Using them is no more difficult than a pen. They have almost imperceptible lag when writing on the screen, thanks to the signal transmission rate of 240 times per second.

Just for design?

Apple Pencil is able to expand the capabilities of both the professional designer and the layman. Of course, such a tool is ideal for animation and design, as you can take it with you and not have to look for a computer with the necessary programs. However, don't forget about built-in applications that will become more convenient to work with. Apple Pencil will help you with video editing, photo manipulation, content, and even act as a cursor in the browser.

Apple Pencil price

The price in Ukraine for Apple Pencil 1 ranges from UAH 2,500 for unofficial representatives, and up to UAH 4,500 for official representatives. The warranty is given only from the manufacturer. Apple Pencil 2 can be found at prices ranging from UAH 3,800 to UAH 5,300 with a 1-year warranty.

The choice of device is yours. When choosing, it is worth studying the information on the compatibility of the iPad, to which you want to buy a "pair", or buy a kit right away. In this case, direct contact, checking the fit of the device to your hand and understanding the approximate amount that you want to spend will help. One thing's for sure - Apple Pencil's capabilities are superior to professional work. ICOOLA will help you with a free consultation when choosing this accessory, thank you for using our website.

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