iFixit: Why the new iPad doesn’t support Apple Pencil 2

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iPad 10one of the new devices of Applehas a strange feature: it is incompatible with the Apple Pencil 2.

iPad 10 does not support Apple Pencil 2 charging

The DIY Repair Youtube Channel iFixit has revealed a mystery that had not a little alarmed the owners of a 10th generation iPad and Apple Pencil 2.

In a video posted on the channel, iFixit literally disassembled and compared the new iPad 10 with a iPad Air 2020 and the difference is immediately noticeable.

The new iPad 10 has, for the first time in iPad history, the front camera positioned on the longer side and no longer on the short one, as Apple has always used to do.

Comparing it with the iPad Air 2022, it appears clear how the space dedicated once upon a time charging coil for the Apple Pencil second generation it is now occupied by the camera.

Does this mean that Apple Pencils are completely useless with iPad 10? Absolutely not, a first generation Apple Pencil is perfectly compatible with the new iPad, although, as stated in a press release, the purchase of an adapter is required for pairing and charging.

“Apple Pencil (1st generation) is compatible with the new iPad. A new USB-C to Apple Pencil adapter is required for pairing and charging, and is included in the box with a new version of the Apple Pencil (1st generation) for $99 (US). For existing Apple Pencil (1st generation) owners, the USB-C to Apple Pencil Adapter is sold separately for $9 (US).

This predictably sparked quite a few controversies, just as it left the many second-generation Apple Pencil owners unhappy.

What else the iFixit team discovered

Once the iPad 10 display has been disassembled and extracted, in the iFixit video you immediately notice the two 7,606mAh batteries and the A14 Bionic chip.

Thanks to this look inside the iPad 10, iFixit was able to confirm that the Apple tablet has extended release battery pull tabsjust like the fourth generation iPad Air and sixth generation iPad mini.

This is a very interesting point, as allows for easier battery replacement.

Sore point, in addition to the lack of compatibility of the Apple Pencil 2, is the porta USB-C of the iPad 10, which is soldered to the motherboard and therefore, in case of repair, very difficult to manage.

What do you think of the new iPad 10? Do you believe that the lack of compatibility with the second generation Apple Pencil could be the real sore point of this device released just over a month ago?