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.
The software-only solution to extending a Mac's desktop onto an iPad has been updated. It now offers second or mirror screens on Macs, PCs and iPad. Plus a new feature lets users log into their Mac remotely.
On November 17, Apple removed the "Ratings & Reviews" section from all product pages on the Apple website. It is currently unclear what has prompted this decision, nor when Apple will bring back the option to read the opinions of other customers at the time of purchase.
Apple is continuing the work on an Apple Pencil with a color status display in the tip, and a head-mounted Augmented Reality display that can dim or brighten real-world objects to draw the user's attention.
Logitech has launched a second color variant of the Crayon, the peripheral producer's alternative to the Apple Pencil, with a new gray version of the stylus now being sold from Apple via the online Apple Store.
The Apple Pencil could provide its users with form of haptic feedback in a future version, with the use of magnetic fields physically affecting the stylus while it is actively being used to draw on an iPad or iPad Pro, using the force to vibrate the implement.
Almost a footnote to the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, Apple announced the new seventh generation 10.2-inch iPad for 2019 at its "By innovation only" event. The new iPad isn't revelatory, and is an enlargement of an iteration that Apple delivered in 2018 with the education-focused sixth-generation iPad.