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Apple Pencil 2: Design improvements for four or two

via:威锋网     time:2018/11/1 6:01:38     readed:677

Apple Pencil is undoubtedly a self-developed accessory that Apple is proud of. It is the best match with the iPad Pro (and the new iPad) in terms of shape and function. It also brings handwriting, drawing and creation to the iPad. The ultimate depth of possibilities, undeniable, the first generation of Apple Pencil has a lot of details, Apple brought a new Apple Pencil 2 at the iPad Pro & Mac launch on October 30th. It doesn't seem to be very different from the previous generation, but it solves many of the problems of the previous generation, all of which are the result of careful design.

a happy suck

Apple Pencil's charging mode has been vomited since its launch, and we have recommended that Apple should improve its charging mode. The answer from Apple Pencil 2 is simply amazing.

Previously Apple Pencil's Lightning connector was hidden under the cap of the pen, opened the hat, and plugged the street into the iPad port for charging. This small cap needs to be carefully watched during the charging process. It is not necessary to plug it into the bottom of the iPad. It is very inconvenient to use and can't check the charging status. This combination is quite lacking in beauty. So all kinds of things have been made. Many people can't stand it anymore.

Apple Pencil is in desperate need of a new charging method, whether it is wireless charging or an additional charging peripheral. In short, users don't like to plug a pen vertically into the bottom of the iPhone to charge.

Apple Pencil 2 solves this problem lightly by magnetic adsorption + wireless charging, which is simple to say, but let's see how much work Apple actually did: First, make a flat for Apple Pencil 2; Second, give the new iPad Pro Made a flat border; Third, the iPad Pro's border just fits perfectly with the side of the Apple Pencil 2 flat; Fourth, a large magnet is added to ensure the magnetic force, and there is no need to worry about the pen falling off; Into the wireless charging tape; six, add Apple Pencil 2 charging notification and so on in the iPad Pro system and so on.

Most of it belongs to the design project, but it is only a small detail change. It does not change the shape of the Apple Pencil. This "pencil" from Apple is still simple and elegant, even because a small face appears more stylish. Didn't make the iPad Pro add a groove or open a mouth to accommodate the stylus, but Apple thinned the thickness of the body to make it lighter.

Put Apple Pencil 2 on the side of the new iPad Pro volume button, charging starts and sneer ends.


We all know that Apple Pencil is very difficult to store, and Apple does not have a storage port that is designed to be compatible with it. Unless you purchase a storage box or an iPad case with a storage slot, Apple Pencil will be placed on the table at will. Drawers, bags, bedsides... all kinds of places. This is not scientific.

The iPad's stylus must always follow the iPad, so this magnetic attraction solves a big pain point - the problem of where to put the pen - the new iPad Pro is the perfect place for Apple Pencil 2.

And now, Apple Pencil 2 is no longer worried about getting out of the ground.

Can make the best use of it

Apple Pencil's positioning is very personal, it's an authoring tool, not an aid. This pen can write any text in a supported application, depicting any picture, but it lacks more system-level support and only plays the most traditional role of a pen. This is too wasteful!

Fortunately, Apple thinks so, so in Apple Pencil 2, we see more new usages, which have basic basic support for native applications, such as clicks and annotations. What's more interesting is that Apple added gestures to the pen.

This should also be one of the mysteries of why it is "flat". On the flat side, you can achieve some subtle manipulation by gently double-clicking with your finger. For example, in the Adobe Photoshop demo for iPad, you can press and hold the virtual button to hit Apple. Pencil 2 Switch the eraser and zoom in/out the canvas with a simple tap (one-click zoom to pixel level).

Apple Pencil 2's gestures work well to support application developer customization. Like the familiar Notes note app, you can switch stroke types by double-clicking, so many productivity apps can transfer some shortcuts to Apple Pencil 2 Improve the experience, optimize operations, and reduce the complexity of the menu.

So far, Apple Pencil 2 is very satisfying compared to the previous generation. The only "disadvantage" may be the more expensive price ($999) and only support two new iPad Pros, based on Apple's new iPad. Pro is becoming more and more obvious to the audience. Apple Pencil 2 is not a tool that everyone needs, but you must be tempted by it. If you want to have it, you should measure your wallet.

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