At the October presentation of Apple, along with a new line of the iPad Pro, the company revealed to the public an updated generation Apple Pencil 2. The product turned out very interesting, but not without flaws. How the new digital pen better than the original? What has changed? The answers to these burning questions, we will try to give in our article.


The first thing is to tell you about is compatibility Apple Pencil first and second generation with tablet computers Apple.
Original Apple Pencil works with:

  • iPad Pro 10.5 inches;
  • iPad Pro 12.9 inch (until 2018);
  • iPad Pro 9.7 inch;
  • iPad (2018).

Apple Pencil 2 works with:

  • iPad Pro (2018) by 11 inches;
  • iPad Pro (2018) 12.9 inches.

External differences

Apple Pencil of the second generation was much less than its predecessor — thanks to the refusal of the Lightning connector. New stylus got a new concise design with less rounded shapes. This solution ensures a more comfortable grip when working with Apple Pencil.

As for size, they are almost not changed:

Original Apple Pencil

Length: 175,7 mm
Diameter: 8.9 mm
Weight: 20.7 g

Apple Pencil 2

Length: 166 mm
Diameter: 8.9 mm
Weight: 20.7 g

Charging method

Original Apple Pencil charged using Ligtning connector on the iPad Pro. It wasn’t always convenient, and fortunately it is in the past. Now charging accessory is enough to bring the stylus of the second generation to face iPad Pro (2018), and thus fasten it.


Manage Apple Pencil 2 is now possible with gestures. It is necessary to make “double tap” on the stylus, and thus, for example, to toggle the drawing tools. Original pen Apple, this opportunity is not.