appleposts.com – Apple Pencil expands the power of iPad Pro and opens up new creative possibilities. It’s sensitive to pressure and tilt so you can easily vary line weight, create subtle shading, and produce a wide range of artistic effects – just like with a conventional pencil, but with pixel-perfect precision.
It’s every thing I dreamed of, this is the first stylus that I have used that feels like a pencil and works to the same way. It’s really sensitive and the palm rejection of the iPad Pro is so fantastic that I can use it natively in any app without any problems. I have now been using the pencil for about three weeks and it feels really natural in my hand unlike a stylus.
The pencil can sense if you’re holding it straight or at a slant and the strokes become thicker the more you slant it. It works fabulously in the Notes app and fairly well in other apps, I am sure the other apps will offer updates for iPad Pro soon. Procreate is one of the art apps that offers full support for the Apple pencil and it is amazing. It is however a complex app to use as it has mind-boggling features for advanced drawing and painting. Luckily, it comes with a full featured book to explain how it works. Some apps like Sketches are easier. See sample pic sketched in 10-12 min (Sketches App).
The pencil can also sense light and heavy strokes and it makes marks accordingly. I tried it in the color pencil mode in the Notes app and it is fabulous. It can make really light strokes and dark strokes based on the pressure. See pictures for more details.
It only works on the iPad Pro (not on any other iOS devices) and you have to turn on Bluetooth to use the Pencil. It’s available at Apple for $99 so don’t buy for an exorbitant price.
I’ve read that Steve Jobs did not like the idea of a stylus. He can rest easy as this is not a stylus of yore, instead it’s the perfect productivity tool to unlock your creativity. I have used every kind of stylus before, and have been frustrated by how little I could do as an art novice. This one feels like a real pencil to me. I was writing some notes on paper today with a real pencil and wished I had my iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, so that I could do more while taking notes. I used to get finger fatigue after working for some time on the iPad and a stylus wasn’t better than my finger. Until now.
|Screen Size||9.7 inches|
|Screen Resolution||2048 x 1536 pixels|
|Wireless Type||802.11B, 802.11G, 802.11n|
|Item model number||MK0C2AM/A|
|Item Weight||11.7 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||0.3 x 0.1 x 6.9 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||0.35 x 0.1 x 6.92 inches|
|Computer Memory Type||DDR3 SDRAM|
|Battery Type||Lithium Polymer (LiPo)|
|Batteries||1 Lithium ion batteries required.|