Apple has collaborated with education specialist Gallaudet University, to provide an iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, and Smart Keyboard Folio case to its students and staff, most of whom are deaf or hard of hearing.
The part of the first Apple Pencil that became a Lightning connector, was at one point under consideration to host a screen showing statuses such as whether the stylus would paint or draw a line — and future ones may yet adopt this.
Apple's handwriting recognition in the Apple Pencil relies on recognizing strokes, an interview with Craig Federighi reveals, while new features such as iPadOS' Scribble rely on massive amounts of onboard machine learning processing.
An update to Procreate arriving on Monday promises a "huge leap forward" for the creative tool, including new general filters and versions specifically for the Apple Pencil, and AR-based face painting.
Apple software engineer Jenny Chen and product manager Stephen Tonna in an interview this week detailed new iPadOS 14 features including Scribble, an updated user interface and the seamless nature of switching between iPad's multiple input methods.
In the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic, many colleges, universities and other schools are closing their doors and opting for online classes. If you've suddenly been thrust into a remote education program, there are some Apple products and third-party accessories that can help.
A future version of the Apple Pencil could include a system that can provide vibrations to the user's fingertips while grasping the stylus, and may also be able to detect how the user is gripping the device.
A future Apple Pencil could give more information to the user wielding it using haptic feedback, with Apple examining ways to create a shear force to physically inform users of touch events, via a small sensation at the fingertips.
Apple's latest ad campaign kills two birds with one stone, with short videos chronicling the process of creating posters for Apple TV+ originals "Dickinson" and "For All Mankind" using iPad Pro and Apple Pencil.
Adding onto research on tablet screens that could simulate a textured surface, Apple is looking at ways to include sensors and haptics in the tip of a stylus to better simulate the feel of paper underneath the Apple Pencil.