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Topic: Apple Pencil

iOS 10.3 beta hints at more fluid Apple Pencil with next-gen iPad Pro models

03/22/2017, 09:03 am

Code discovered within Apple's latest iOS 10.3 beta shows tools that will allow developers to run their apps at variable framerates, suggesting that higher-fidelity Apple Pencil support could be coming to the company's soon-to-arrive iPad Pro refresh.

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Apple Pencil charging concept utilizes magnetic iPad Pro Smart Connector

03/09/2017, 01:03 pm

Newly filed patent applications from Apple reveal new ideas the iPad producer has for the Apple Pencil, with images showing a way to charge a version of the stylus with the Smart Connector port.

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Apple investigating hide-able, attachable Apple Pencil storage loops

03/02/2017, 11:03 am

Apple is continuing to work on solving the problem of storing the Apple Pencil when it isn't required by the user, with a patent application published on Tuesday revealing designs for Pencil loops incorporated into iPad Pro cases and covers, keeping the stylus close at hand.

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Five of the best apps for getting started with creating art on the iPad

01/29/2017, 09:01 am

The iPad is an excellent artist's tool, but before you jump into an iPad Pro with Apple Pencil, AppleInsider has five suggestions for apps to try that don't need either to be sure that you want to make the jump from paper to digital.

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

01/18/2017, 01:01 pm

Alongside new iPad Pro models, Apple is also rumored to be working on a second-generation Apple Pencil, one that could potentially solve where to put the input device when it's not being held in your hand.

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Astropad Studio promises to turn iPad Pro with Apple Pencil into high-end graphics tablet

01/11/2017, 02:01 pm

Astropad on Wednesday launched Astropad Studio, a new edition of its second-screen app for the iPad, geared towards making an iPad Pro suitable as a professional drawing tablet.

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New Yorker magazine 'Waterways' cover illustrated on iPad Pro, with Apple Pencil

01/03/2017, 02:01 pm

The most recent cover of New Yorker was created on a 12.9-inch iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil for the first time by the publication, and the magazine has published a video briefly illustrating the process.

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Hands on: Duet Display for iPad brings Touch Bar, Apple Pencil to your extended Mac desktop

12/28/2016, 11:12 am

Accelerated multiple-monitor tool Duet Display now brings the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar to an extended screen using an iPad, and optional full Apple Pencil support in macOS. AppleInsider shows you what's been updated in the new version.

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Too soon? Apple's new iPhone 7 ruffles feathers with Lightning audio, Home button changes

09/18/2016, 07:09 pm

Hands on, real world use of Apple's latest iPhone 7 models provides overwhelming evidence that the company has a clear vision for the future and is marching toward it without much regard for the opinions of its detractors. This "courage of conviction" backs a series of rather radical and somewhat controversial iPhone 7 changes for Apple--already well known for breaking with the past.

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Rediscovered Tim Cook interview may hint at Apple Pencil support in 'iPhone 7'

09/06/2016, 11:09 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook may have accidentally teased Apple Pencil support for the "iPhone 7" in an interview in May, according to a recent blog post.

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Apple wins patent on tech hinting at Apple Pencil use for Mac

07/26/2016, 09:07 am

Apple on Tuesday won the U.S. patent rights to a stylus concept that could pave the way for using an Apple Pencil with Macs, whether on Force Touch trackpads or otherwise.

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Review: Moxiware Apple Pencil Magnet is simple, affordable and functional

05/15/2016, 12:05 am

Though the Apple Pencil is expertly designed to not roll away on a table, there's still not an ideal place to put it when it's not in use, especially when being used on your lap or while standing. Moxiware's new Apple Pencil Magnet aims to fix that with a simple and affordable accessory, though its aesthetics may not be for everyone.

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Apple's 9.7" iPad Pro vs. 12.9" iPad Pro: Which choice is right for you?

04/08/2016, 11:04 am

Apple's professional-grade tablets now come in two distinct sizes: A 9.7-inch iPad Pro and a jumbo-sized 12.9-inch model. And while they both share a number of key features, including Apple Pencil support and the Smart Connector, both iPads are clearly geared toward different types of users. AppleInsider offers a handy guide to help you decide which model is right for you.

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Apple Pencil replacement tips now for sale in packs of four

03/22/2016, 01:03 am

Overshadowed by Monday's iPhone SE and iPad Pro product announcements, Apple quietly started taking orders for official Apple Pencil replacement tips, selling the product in packs of four for $19.

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Apple Pencil navigation returns to iPad Pro with iOS 9.3 beta 5

03/01/2016, 04:03 pm

As promised, beta testers can once again use the Apple Pencil to navigate on iPad Pro with the latest build of iOS 9.3, with functionality restored before the software is released to the public.

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Apple Pencil UI navigation functions to return in next iOS 9.3 beta, Apple says

02/23/2016, 04:02 pm

Responding to concerns over the crippling of Apple Pencil of usability features in iOS 9.3 beta, namely the ability to navigate iPad Pro's user interface, Apple on Tuesday confirmed such functionality will be restored in the next beta build.

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Bug or conscious change? Apple Pencil for iPad Pro gets gimped by iOS 9.3 betas

01/28/2016, 10:01 am

The first two beta releases of iOS 9.3 have severely limited the navigation capabilities of the Apple Pencil on iPad Pro. Whether this was an intentional readjustment of the accessory's functionality to make it less stylus-like, or simply a bug in pre-release software, remains to be seen.

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Microsoft adds 3D Touch, illustrated annotations to Office for iOS

01/21/2016, 12:01 pm

Microsoft on Thursday updated the core Office for iOS apps -- Word, Excel, and PowerPoint -- with support for 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, as well as several other features, such as illustrated annotations.

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Apple Pencil's 'incredible' design packs 15 semiconductors into small space

01/05/2016, 03:01 pm

Though the Apple Pencil is simple on the outside, the inner workings of the iPad Pro stylus are a major technological achievement, a new analysis from the silicon experts at Chipworks has found.

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GTA: Liberty City Stories comes to iOS, Pixelmator adds Apple Pencil tilt to more brushes

12/17/2015, 04:12 pm

Rockstar on Thursday launched a remastered iOS version of Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, while Pixelmator continued imrproving its illustration app to take advantage of the iPad Pro.

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