iPad Apple Pencil hardward upgrade

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  1. BeefCake 15 macrumors 65816

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    Does anyone expect an Apple Pencil hardware refresh this year? Buy or Don't buy/Hold off?
     
  2. Kate. macrumors regular

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    I'd at least wait until the iPad event in March or April. If it's going to be updated, that's when they'd most likely do it.
     
  3. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

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    Rumors are

    #1. Inductive wireless charging because the current one charges absurdly
    #2. Vibration support. Advertisers want nothing more than for your Apple Pencil or mouse to vibrate when you hover over their ads.
    #3. Different shape. Your drawing fingers when clasped form a tiny triangle that's the best shape for a drawing utensil, and it won't roll away and break.
    #4. Different colors because it's Apple. And I want a Red Apple Pencil so that Gen 1 suckers know what's up.
    #5. Various pairing Improvments kinda like the Air Pods Pair Bluetooth 5.0 support maybe.
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I would hold off. I have only seen one rumor thus far stating there was a refresh of the Apple Pencil and it would make sense to debut along side the iPad.
     
  5. yaxomoxay macrumors 68000

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    I am holding off. I can survive a month without the Pencil (I lost my first one :( )
     
  6. BeefCake 15 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah I really liked how it felt writing with it at the store but I can wait
     
  7. Jnesbitt82 macrumors 6502

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    I know everyone has their own personal wishlist for when the pencil is updated. For me, just get rid of the ridiculous way the first gen is charged. It looks so silly and it also runs the risk of breaking the charging tip off in the iPads port. It's just a bad design in that regard.

    The last rumor I seen for the new model suggested it would have a smart connector charging and mounting system.
     
  8. subjonas macrumors 6502a

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    I know, I get embarrassed charging it in coffee shops. Way to go, Apple.
     
  9. alecgold macrumors 65816

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    Never had that problem. It charges overnight in a nice aluminium holder next to the iPad.
    But even if it runs out of juice, a quick couple of minutes charge will get me going for a couple of hours.
    And if your selfesteem can't handle sticking your pencil in an iPad, perhaps it's time for some serious therapy?

    OT, I'm really curious what iOS 11 and the new iPad line is going to bring. And I'm curious as well what a new Pencil (if any) is going to bring to my Gen1 iPad Pro's.
     
  10. Donka macrumors 68020

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    I would like a softer or covered tip to avoid the screen tapping sound when taking notes etc.
     
  11. alecgold macrumors 65816

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    I World like a tip with more resistance, not much, just a bit.
     
  12. Tapiture macrumors 6502

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    I've got a 55 dollar Apple Store gift card burning a hole in my pocket. Still think it's wise to wait to get a Pencil, even though the march releases have happened sans-update?
     
  13. Donka macrumors 68020

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    I'm assuming any pencil update would come with the new pros. Could be waiting months and I don't think there will be too much of an upgrade for the pencil if it does happen.
     
  14. BeefCake 15 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm not sure if there is a hint of an upgrade on the Apple Pencil any time soon based on yesterday's event.
     
  15. shyam09 macrumors 68000

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    I don't think so. I think they will upgrade the Pencil when the next design of the iPad comes along.
     
  16. alecgold macrumors 65816

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    Perhaps some new tips will come along?! Hoping so much for that.
     
  17. yaxomoxay macrumors 68000

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  18. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    Am I the only one that came into the thread expecting to see an actual wood option upgrade?
    :D
     
  19. dmunz macrumors regular

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    Any chance there will be third-party versions? Montblanc has a really nice stylus for the Note series of phones and tablets and it would be cool if they made one for Apple products.

    FWIW
    DLM
     
  20. BeefCake 15 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I was hoping for more than just the tip
     
  21. subjonas macrumors 6502a

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    That's what she said. Thanks for the setup.
     
  22. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Im thinking we may get an update in the fall with iPhone support. Just my gut feeling.
     

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