Apple Pencil 2 & Smart Cover

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  1. Fatyank macrumors regular

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    On the new iPad Pro 12.9 it shows the Pencil 2 charging and pairing magnetically on the side of the iPad. Will the smart cover need to be removed to charge or pair the pencil?
     
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  3. Fatyank thread starter macrumors regular

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    I might be confused as to where the pencil would attach and charge /pair. It's it on the long side or short side of iPad? As I see it if the smart cover is attached there is no place for pencil to attach unless both long sides of iPad is magnetic.

    Okay, I just took a better look at the pics on Apple website and it looks like the pencil attaches on the same side of the volume buttons. The smart cover attaches on the other side so there would be no problem
     
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    Do we know if the Smart Cover actually fits the 11” iPad? In Accessories it actually says only the folio is designed for the 11”. Sort of confusing.
     
  5. Binarymix macrumors 65816

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    It looks like a front only Smart Cover isn't an option with the 11", the folio attaches magnetically to the back.

    And, from a still shot from the intro video, it looks like the other side only has magnets in the bottom half to click into the Smart Keyboard when folded.

    I just wish there was SOMETHING out there for launch that covers the back and front, while allowing the pencil to 'dock' and isn't $120 CAD (which is ludicrous). All the amazon cases available right now seem to have misread the leaked CAD drawings and assumed the "side pill" was a power button, or sim tray..
     
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    I wish there was a shot with the Pencil on it.
     
  7. lsh macrumors 6502a

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    I was hoping for a secure way to store the pencil in the ask folio.
     
  8. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040

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    I ordered the keyboard folio and pencil 2. I think they're going to look/function great. The keyboard will FINALLY be getting rid of that stupid ledge in the middle that the first gen models had. I am concerned about two things though:

    1. I wonder if sticking the Pencil on the side of the iPad will scratch up the metal in some spots over time. I'm a little nitpicky about stuff like that, and Apple doesn't seem to take wear and tear into consideration with their accessories sometimes. Not sure what the solution would be to prevent this IF it is an issue.

    2. I wonder if the keys from the keyboard laying directly on top of the screen when folded up will scratch up the screen over time. The obvious solution here will be to install a tempered glass screen protector, which I already ordered and show as arriving today. I just hate using screen protectors on my iPads. The old ASK didn't have this issue because only microfiber touched the screen. The keys themselves, which are NOT soft, were folded up inside the cover.
     
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    Sorry (off topic) but which screen protector did you order? I took a look on Amazon but didn't see anything from manufacturers I've heard of, so I was a bit wary of ordering. Thanks!
     
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    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H4RCC39/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_qY12BbVYXQR9B

    Ordered those the second the 11" Pros were available, but it looks like they're sold out now. I will not be surprised at all if they don't even fit correctly.
     
  11. lsh macrumors 6502a

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    My Ask on my 9.7 never scratched the glass. But the magnets inside the spine wore thru the covering and left scratched marks on the iPad edge.
     
  12. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040

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    I was referring to when it’s folded though—like with the old ASKs the keys never actually touched the screen when folded up—there was a layer of micro fiber material in between. I’m definitely planning on using a tempered glass screen protector until I can see for myself.

    As far as the pencil, I’ve decided to stop worrying about it. I don’t think it’s likely that a piece of plastic will scratch the aluminum.
     

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