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The redesigned Apple Pencil can be magnetically attached to the side of the 2018 iPad Pro for wireless charging. Accessories manufacturer Speck has confirmed that the company's first case for the latest iPad Pro does not support Apple Pencil's wireless charging and says many of its competitors will do the same,

Speck says that its 11-inch and 12.9-inch Balance Folio and Presidio PortFolio covers for the 2018 new iPad Pro do not currently support wireless charging of Apple Pencil, as do most of the cover cases on the market. But they are working something that provides full availability of the device, which would be released in early 2019.
“Our BalanceFolio and Presidio ProFolio cases for the new 2018 iPad Pro 11” & 12.9” currently inhibit wireless charging for the Apple Pencil, as do most protective cases on the market. We are designing product updates to provide full usability of the device
Obviously, this is not just a problem with Speck, all of the new iPad Pro cases require an cutout for the second-generation Apple Pencil so it can attached to it and wireless charging it. At present, the 2018 iPad Pro has not yet been delivered to consumers, we need wait and see how accessories makers solve this issue.

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Last weekend, Steve Troughton-Smith, an app developer who like dig and leak new Apple products via iOS system, found out some tidbits of second generation of Apple Pencil. The first generation Apple Pencil was released in September 2015, and is currently compatible 1st-gen iPad Pro and above, iPad 2018, expect it will support the existing models as well.


According to Steve Troughton-Smith, the Apple Pencil 2 has a model number of B332 and has buttons on the side that can be used when the user clicks a button, double-clicks a button, or slides over buttons to change the brush size or pen. The button on Apple Pencil 2 can be thought of as a "right-click menu activator": you will be able to perform some gestures.

The way I figure, the new Pencil will have a button of some sort on the side that when you hold down you can perform gestures with the Pencil — tap, double tap, or swipe. A solid state button sounds very Apple-y. Devs could perhaps use for radial contextual menus

The company will hold a press event tomorrow to launch redesigned iPad Pros, second-generation Apple Pencil, as well as new Mac computers. The media event will kick off at 10:00 AM Eastern Time, which will be in 7:00 AM in Pacific Time, watch the time!

Update: According to the leaker Benjamin Geskin, the second-generation Apple Pencil will adopt a more minimalist design, remove the silver ring at the top, and will also support a new charging method, as well as magnetic that will be sticks to the iPad and the support of gestures thanks to the newly-added side button

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Samsung just announced the Galaxy Note 8 yesterday, and it comes with a new and enhanced version of S Pen stylus. Now, it looks like Apple the Cupertino tech giant might be planning to bring the Apple Pencil to one of its future iPhones.

According to Patently Apple, The site noted that two new patent applications from Apple about Apple Pencil that actually working with a iPhone have surfaced. Obviously, for the first time, Apple’s parents listed the ‘iPhone’ as a target product for Apple Pencil.

In patent application 20170242499 titled “Noise Correction for a Stylus Touch Device,” Apple notes that the patent figure 1 shows a touch screen such as an iPhone and iPad. Although an iPhone screen maybe small for drawing, but iOS 11 allow users to use the Pencil to markup webpages, emails, screenshots and more – as well as taken handwritten notes.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of the Apple Pencil works on an iPhone before. Last year, Apple CEO Tim Cook commented that he had already tried using a Pencil on an iPad and iPhone, saying that “it’s really unbelievable.”




If you’ve ever seen what can be created with that pencil on an iPad or an iPhone, it’s really unbelievable.
It’s worth to nothing that although Apple patents a lot of things, but most of them don’t end up becoming actual consumer-ready products. However, with these pair of new patents, it’s more likely that the tech giant wants to officially bring the Apple Pencil to one of its future iPhones.

Via 9to5mac and iBT
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