iPad Apple Pencil 2 will magnetically attach to side of the iPad Pro 2018 and charge through a new magnet

Discussion in 'iPad' started by lansQ, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. lansQ, Oct 12, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2018

    lansQ macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2018
  2. frou macrumors 6502


    Mar 14, 2009
    The magnetic aspect of the AirPods case is well executed, so I'm open to this
  3. Dave245 macrumors 603


    Sep 15, 2013
    It would be really cool if this happens, Apple need a solution for storing the pencil anyway so this would not only solve that problem but also the charging one, without having to put the pencil into the lightning port which looks ridiculous.
  4. Phonzoxd macrumors 6502a

    May 28, 2013
    I have no need for a apple pencil, but iw ould buy it just because its so cool.
  5. PeteS1963 macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2014
    Ah, yes. I think a lot of people buy various Apple products simply because they look cool. Then never use them and end up stashing them at the back of a cupboard.

    I love my Apple Pencil. I initially got it for photo editing and note taking. But it got me into drawing and sketching. For example, on a long flight or train journey I’m more likely to sketch for fun than watch a movie. I find it relaxing and fun. It’s also really interesting how my 6-7 yr old daughter simply took the Pencil and worked out how to draw with it with zero instructions. A great device.
  6. fokmik macrumors 68030

    Oct 28, 2016
    yes on table, house i think that little magnet could be strong enough, but for bags etc..i don't know, we have to wait and see
  7. DNichter macrumors 604


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    Makes sense to me. This iPad is going to be perfect.
  8. Greenmeenie macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2013
    I think the idea of a magnet is great. But it’s probably for when you are using your iPad or charging your Apple Pencil. I think you’d still have to be careful when throwing your iPad in your backpack, cause it could easily come off. I think in that regard you’ll still have to slide your Apple Pencil into some sort of sleeve on an iPad case to hold it firmly in place...or risk having it knocked off.
  9. ericwn macrumors 68000

    Apr 24, 2016
    Thank you, from a shareholder. It’s folks like you we need more of!
  10. muzzy996 macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2018
    Agree. I ended up modifying a couple of sleeves I got off of Amazon to create something on the back of my IPP 12.9 just for this reason.

  11. DaniJoy macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2015
    this is stupid, they just need to buy Wacom and be done with the crappy pencil and its batteries.
  12. muzzy996 macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2018
    Agree! I wish they would !
  13. Wildkraut macrumors 6502a


    Nov 8, 2015
    Nope because Wacom tech is inferior, it jitters and the cursor is never 100% below the pen nib.
  14. DaniJoy, Oct 17, 2018 at 12:54 PM
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2018 at 1:00 PM

    DaniJoy macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2015
    lol, you have never used wacom pro pen 2 if you lie like this. there is no jitter and the cursor is supremely accurate, because it has a cursor. the ipad does not even use a cursor, so at certain angles there is a slight parallax due to the screen gap. Go try a samsung gallaxy book, its just as accurate as the pencil, has zero parallax, a cursor for best in class accuracy, better pressure levels and lower IAF, has tilt, and uses zero batteries. Plus the tablet runs more powerful desktop software, has more ram and a better screen.

    dont get me wrong, the pencil is the second best stylus, if you dont take into account the stupid charging system, but EMR is still king. The feel is much better, accuracy is spot on and there are no batteries. Plus you cant even get a apple tablet bigger than 13" so its destined for the consumer market or light duty mobile drawing needs. no way i would want to work all day long on such a small drawing slate that cant run desktop software or do color critical workflows. Wacom soon will have a 32" drawing tablet.
  15. rowspaxe macrumors 68000


    Jan 29, 2010
    I am with you on all counts by why can't wacom develop an ultra thin tablet with a battery? Driven by usb only: it would be so awesome at 15.6" I get it--wacom is s a tiny company--but the pace of progress is rather slow
  16. VictorTango777 macrumors 6502

    Oct 28, 2017
    Is the Samsung using Wacom technology? I though Wacom had the monopoly on batteryless, tilt+pressure sensitive stylus.
  17. DaniJoy, Oct 17, 2018 at 2:23 PM
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2018 at 2:31 PM

    DaniJoy macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2015
    no they lease it to companies. HP zbook x2 has EMR. So do a few other tablets. They just keep the best EMR for the Cintiq line.

    Samsung has a great implementation though.
    --- Post Merged, Oct 17, 2018 at 2:30 PM ---
    why would they bother when they lease the EMR tech to other companies that already make great portible tablets like the ipad pro? Like you said, wacom is small. They make more leasing their stuff, and honestly their computers are not very reliable.

    Cintiq is for pros who need workstation level performance, not the ultra thin consumer sketchbook grear, some concept artists and comic book artists get away with the Ipad, but thats because their needs are simple and low resolution. The cintiq pro 16" is thin, but its a display not a tablet with a OS. wacom did make a cintiq that ran android , but it didnt sell well so they discontinued it.

    I would be stoked on a ipad pro that could be used as a monitor without astropad type hacks. but the lack of buttons would be a slight annoyance for pro software- however i imagine i could adapt to new keyboard shortcuts.
  18. subjonas macrumors 65816

    Feb 10, 2014
    Wacom has their studio pro 13” and 16” standalone windows tablet computers now. But it’s not thin (and it’s windows...). Wacom can’t seem to make their Cintiq displays very thin. I suspect that was partly why their android tablet didn’t do well. It was too bulky for all but the more serious artists. But the serious artists needed desktop software, not android. The android tablet did make a great battery-powered portable Cintiq when connected to a laptop though. I don’t know why Wacom doesn’t sell a battery-powered version of their Cintiq Pro 13” or 16”.
  19. DaniJoy macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2015
    They do make thin displays and tablets, check out the Samsung line of tablet computers that run windows or android. There are many other brands using emr.

    I don’t see why anyone would want a battery powered thin screen, but you’re wrong again, they do, the mobile studio pro can be used as a screen hooked to a computer. Well it’s not very thin but that is good for art, we need express keys and bezel to hold it with.

    Emr needs a slightly thicker screen, that’s what powers the pen.

    Sadly windows is far superior for content creation these days due to lack of innovation by Apple. I never thought I would see the day. But lack of pen and touch computers that are powerful drove me into the windows camp.
  20. subjonas macrumors 65816

    Feb 10, 2014
    The OP was asking why Wacom doesn’t make their own thin tablet. I think he/she meant Wacom branded with their full tech, as opposed to just partial tech licensed out to another company.

    I didn’t say this battery-powered mobile Cintiq should be thin, although I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t want it to be, all things being equal. And battery-powered so that you have the option to draw on your existing laptop (especially if you use macOS which doesn’t natively come in tablet form) without being near a wall outlet.
    The mobile studio pro is full on computer. That’s an expensive solution for this if you already have a laptop and just need the Cintiq screen, hence why I said I wanted them to make a battery-powered Cintiq Pro, which I was correct in saying Wacom does not make.

    I’ve tried to go back to windows several times because Apple does not make a portable macOS tablet, and each time I ran into too many major bugs in windows in general or in the windows version of the software that I use. I really wish that wasn’t the case.
  21. WilliamG macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    Plus Apple already charges the Pencil in a wireless charger in stores.
  22. carabrownvv macrumors newbie


    Does ipad pencil really necessary?
  23. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

    Sep 2, 2015
    This is what the Smart Connector on the current iPad was supposed to be for as well but Apple couldn't get it to work in time.
  24. charlituna macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    no they don't. if you look at those stands they have no charging connectors to anything so they can't charge the pencils. just like they can't secure the pencils. my local store loses at least one on a weekday and up to 5 on the weekend. folks just snatch and walk out.
    --- Post Merged, Oct 18, 2018 at 8:55 AM ---
    if you're asking that question then for you the answer is no. but I love mine so I'll buy a new one when it comes out whether that's next month or in a year
  25. rowspaxe macrumors 68000


    Jan 29, 2010
    total number of third party portable drawing tablets (usb driven, with battery): zero

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