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  • Rumor: Apple Pencil 2 coming this spring with magnets to attach to iPad, plus pocket clip

    danvm said:
    Soli said:
    danvm said:
    melgross said:
    how about also including an "eraser" at the end of the Pencil
    No eraser! That's not very useful.
    That's not true at all, specially when taking handwritten notes.
    He's not saying "no eraser function," which already exists.
    I'm talking about the eraser in the stylus.  The Pen has it, and it's very useful when taking notes in meetings. 
    And the physical number pad was "very useful" for sending SMS messages on your dumbphone without looking at the screen, but I'm guessing you don't still rock a dumbphone because of that feature; so why expect a lot of complexity and cost when you can simply just make a small modification to your behaviour and likely increase your  speed from not having to flip a digital stylus to match an antiquated technology where graphite and gum couldn't be built into the same tip?
    roundaboutnowpscooter63
  • Rumor: Apple Pencil 2 coming this spring with magnets to attach to iPad, plus pocket clip

    danvm said:
    melgross said:
    entropys said:
    Most desired feature a massive reduction in price.
    Exactly. I would like to know the margins on that overpriced plastic stylus.

    As the owner of an iPad "Pro", I would like to know why I do not get the USB C power adapter and pencil
    You're joking, right? You do realize that nothing is really free, despite what a manufacturer may say about it. If it's "free" the cost of the item is added to the price, and you're paying for it anyway.

    in this case, it's a complex piece of equipment. And while we all wish it would cost less, that's the price for being the best stylus out there, which it is. Maybe they could reduce the price in the series 2 model, but just to $79, or so. Asking for it to be halved isn't thinking about what the R&D and costs are.

    if you're buying this for fun, then it's expensive. But if you're a real professional, it's cheap. In addition, if you're a real professional, meaning that you derive most, or much of your regular income on the work derived from these devices, then your accountant will be able to depreciate it as with all of your other equipment you buy for your professional usage. Of course, if you're a hobbyist, and get a bit of money now and then, you can't do that.
    You cannot say that the Pencil is the best stylus, when it's missing something as simple as the eraser.  MS add it to the Pen for the SP4, and works very nice in handwritten notes.
    Sure he can, just as you can say that it's not.
    bestkeptsecretRayz2016
  • Rumor: Apple Pencil 2 coming this spring with magnets to attach to iPad, plus pocket clip

    melgross said:

    melgross said:
    how about also including an "eraser" at the end of the Pencil
    No eraser! That's not very useful.
    Yes, eraser. It is very useful.
    No, it's not. Software has sophisticated erase functions. Usually they don't work with a built-in eraser. And then, the charging function is a problem.
    It easily takes more time to invert and reinvent a stylus for a dedicate erase function than it it so tap the erase function with your stylus tip or with you other hand on the iPad.
    ai46pscooter63
  • Rumor: Apple Pencil 2 coming this spring with magnets to attach to iPad, plus pocket clip


    melgross said:
    how about also including an "eraser" at the end of the Pencil
    No eraser! That's not very useful.
    Yes, eraser. It is very useful.
    Putting a dedicated erase on a digital stylus is like arguing that the iPhone sucks without a physical keyboard. If you need to erase just use the pencil tip. You might as well ask for a different thickness pencil tips instead of having that feature controlled by SW using the same stylus.
    patchythepirateroundaboutnowpscooter63
  • Verizon to redirect calls in last-ditch effort to deter Samsung Galaxy Note 7 users

    bunce82 said:
    Why on earth would someone still want to use the Note 7? 
    From what I have read on forums many users are still waiting for their promised alternative devices and a general slowness of the networks to provide non-Samsung alternatives. As some users traded in their old phones and can't afford a new phone, or to be without a phone while their refund processes has led them to hang onto their device. To me it sounds a bit fishy/lazy - why can't these users switch to a temporary phone, and which service providers wouldn't offer this considering the circumstances.
    There is not a suitable replacement on the market yet. Many people including myself burned an upgrade when we purchased the note 7. So, as in my case why would I pay full retail for a device that is a year old? And a $100 credit from sammy just doesn't cut it. I have another device to go back to. Many don't, and many don't want a year old phone. As with Apple customers, we are fiercely to Samsung. Anything short of the note 7 is a downgrade. I wouldn't expect Apple fan boys to understand the loss of features such as spen, Samsung pay, iris scanner, camera, expandable storage, and edge functionality and be happy downgrading. Even to pick up a year old note 5, by the time it's paid off now you have a 3 year old device. Sammy screwed the pooch on this one, and instead of leaving customers in a bad spot they should shift the liability to them if they want to hold out and wait for a viable alternative. 
    It's not that I wouldn't understand brand loyalty...I don't understand brand loyalty to a brand that apparently isn't loyal to you.  They effed up royally and are leaving you all twisting in the wind.

    It's not a company worthy of your devotion.
    No brand is loyal to you. No company is worth your devotion.
    jroy