Apple Pencil support feature request (erase)

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I love the new brush feature! Thank you for providing it. I also love my new Apple Pencil I use on an iPad Pro. But like a pencil I think it would be really cool to be able to turn it around and use the back end as an eraser. Thank you for considering this additional feature.
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Larry Fasnacht

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Jeff Lopez Photography

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I'm no expert and not a part of the development team in any way, but I don't believe this is possible because the other end is just a lighting connector with a metal/plastic cap over it. There wouldn't be any way to tell the iPad screen that it's been flipped around or any way the screen would be able to tell if a different end/tip was even being used. Just my thoughts however.
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It's a lovely idea, and I agree completely, but it's Apple you need to be asking. As Jeff says, the other end of the pencil doesn't do anything in any app, including Apple's own. They'd need to change their hardware.
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I dont think i would like this. Having to take the pencil away from the screen and turn the pencil upside down, rather than just clicking on a icon on the screen seems to be much slower.
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Larry Fasnacht

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Would it have to be either/or?
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Dave Pearce

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No, just saying i cant see the benefit of it.
I get that some people want the Pencil to mimic real life, and i know that pens and tablets work like this on desktop computers, but i just cant see how it will be quicker. Also you have a precision tip on the Pencil, but unless the eraser end is also like this then again its a step back if you want to accurately erase small areas etc, so i would imagine a lot of people would still use the tip.

IMO of course.