Apple Pencil 2 vs. Apple Pencil 3 : Which Apple Pencil is Better?
The new Apple Pencil 3 USB-C version has just been announced. With the release of the Apple Pencil 3 USB-C version, many of you have been reaching out with a pressing question: is the latest model Apple Pencil 3 the best option? Let's delve into the nitty-gritty of the Apple Pencil 2 versus the Apple Pencil 3 USB-C version and see why the former might still be the king of the hill. Spoiler alert: If you're considering an upgrade or even a first-time purchase, you might want to read this post till the end.
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Design and Color: Similar or Different?At first glance, both the Apple Pencil 2 and Apple Pencil 3 USB-C version look strikingly similar in design and color. It's almost as if Apple decided to play it safe and stick to what works. However, there is a subtle difference. The Apple Pencil 3 USB-C version has incorporated a USB-C charging port hidden inside the top. As for the rumors about a black edition? Sadly, they aren't true.
Apple Pencil 3 USB-C version: A Step Back?
This is where the real differences between the Apple Pencil 3 USB-C version and its predecessor, the Apple Pencil 2, come to light. Surprisingly, Apple Pencil 3 USB-C version, the latest iteration of the Apple Pencil, has done away with several key features that made the second-generation model so popular. Gone are the days of pressure sensitivity, wireless pairing and charging, and the convenient double-tap function to switch tools. It's quite a head-scratcher, to be honest.
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Apple has restricted the second-generation Apple Pencil to its newer iPad Pro and iPad Air models, which could mean that the Apple Pencil 3 USB-C version will be exclusive to newer devices. But does that make up for the lack of features?
Lower Price: Value for Money?
Now, let's talk numbers. The Apple Pencil 3 USB-C version comes with a price tag of $79, which might seem like an attractive deal, especially when you compare it to the Apple Pencil 2’s $129 and the first-generation Apple Pencil’s $99. However, one must question whether this lower price truly offers value for money, considering the features that have been omitted in the Apple Pencil 3.
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