11 Sep Our thoughts on the iPad Pro & Apple Pencil
iPAD PRO & THE APPLE PENCIL, A MATCH MADE IN TECH HEAVEN
The iPad Pro is the iPad architects, engineers, and designers have been waiting for ever since the iPad was first introduced to the public in 2010. Specifically designed with these professions in mind, the iPad Pro offers its users a larger screen than the iPad generations before (12 inches as opposed to 9.4 inches for the iPad Air generations and up from the iPad Mini’s 7.87 inches). The processing chip, an AX9 chip with an M9 motion compressor, inside is also an improved design, working with a 64-bit architecture. It utilizes more speed than any chips from the previous generation models.
While the iPad Pro is a wonder in its own right, many iPad Pro buyers are opting to use it in conjunction with the Apple Pencil. When the iPad Pro is combined with the new Apple Pencil, sold separately for $99, there are four times as many sensors used for writing, drawing, and creating designs of all kinds. Modeled after the standard pencil, the Apple Pencil houses a lightning charger chip at its top, while there are four specific sensors in the tip, two used to calculate the slant and angle of the point, one used for recognizing force, and one for aligning with the sensors in the iPad Pro’s supercharged screen-sensitivity used for capturing touch.
Here’s what you need to know about the iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil, straight from us here at #creative:
- Size Matters: The iPad Pro is larger than the traditional iPad model. At 12 inches long with a 12.9 inch screen, this model will feel more like half a regular laptop than an iPad, especially if you’re used to carrying your devices around in a briefcase, purse, or backpack.
- Ingenuity at the Smallest Level: With this iPad, it is possible, using it with the Apple Pencil, to get details as miniscule as one pixel. This is perfect for drawing, designing, and engineering fields, as well as other artistic fields, such as photography, media, and marketing.
- Surface Work: In order to get the Apple Pencil to work at the pixel level, Apple has doubled up the sensors in the screen technology, making it more sensitive to any touch and refreshing the sensors more often. iPad developers have claimed the iPad Pro to be the most advanced screen technology in the world.
- Penciling in History: There is a controversial history when it comes to the electronic pencil and Apple. Apple initially scrapped the pencil idea in the early 1990s after the high-end cost was apparent, later in the early 2000s scrapped the idea because Steve Jobs saw a lot of the trouble with the stylus paired with hand-held devices. Today’s innovators have realized it is not the stylus which is at fault, but its use on the smaller devices. With the iPad Pro, the pad is big enough and sensitive enough to make the Apple Pencil a worthwhile investment.
- Several Winning Combinations: As Apple continues to develop products, they’ve not only improved upon their designs in the past with the iPod, the iPad, and the iPhone, but they have added on new technology, while keeping familiar territory of their past works.
Both the iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil are being released in November. We here at #creative are definitely putting this on our Black Friday wish list.