There's some rumors doing the rounds on a possible Apple Pencil v2 being released this spring. I love the original Apple Pencil and use it daily for mind mapping, throwing down quick thoughts or sketching out code or network plans.
So.. v2. What's to improve. The easy parts: higher precision, better battery. But there's more.
Pairing a Pencil via lightning is easy. But after you're used to the AirPods, pairing via anything else than mere magic is barbaric. So I'd like a W1 chip in the Pencil, which would make pairing the Pencil as easy as.. tapping the screen?
Similarly, charging the Pencil with power drawn from the iPad is convenient. But the Pencil poking out the side of the iPad is just ridiculous. Try charging a Pencil on a train or plane or anywhere public and people will just laugh.
Compared to the AirPods it's yet again something that was ok, until you're used to the AirPods' charging case.
Imagine a new Smart Cover that has a slot to place the Pencil in. Via conductive charging, powered by the smart connector on the iPad, the Pencil would charge while you're carrying it. Always available, always charged. And naturally, once charged, the Pencil stops drawing power so not to drain the iPad entirely.
The Pencil has the ability to simulate force pressing the screen. You can, for example, use the Pencil to clear all notifications on an iPad at once.
What if.. the Pencil would give feedback. And fully emulate force pressing the giant iPad screen.
4. And finally
I'd like a black version.