New iPad Air / Mini - 1st gen pencil only?

pth614

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 18, 2019
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The new iPad Air / Mini states they are "Compatible with Apple Pencil (1st generation)". What is it about the 2nd Generation Pencil that would not allow it to work? Why would Apple release a new product and only make it compatible with an already old Pencil?
 

dsusanj

macrumors member
Oct 29, 2008
31
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Apple Pencil 2 can only be wirelessly charged on the side of the 2018 iPad Pros.
 

Gadget-Man

macrumors member
Aug 19, 2009
41
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Because it’s cheaper to support the first gen Apple Pencil than the 2nd gen that has the magnetic charging.
 

Flintheart_Glomgold

macrumors newbie
Dec 3, 2018
11
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I bought the Logitech Crayon to try with the Mini 5 when I get it. It doesn’t have pressure sensitivity but I like the design of it better the the Apple Pencil #1.