As you would expect, we had to kick this off with mocking the greatest Apple revolutionary… Steve Jobs. While Jobs was introducing the iPhone, he said and I quote, “Who wants a stylus? You have to get ’em, put ’em away, you lose ’em. Yuck! Nobody wants a stylus. So let’s not use a stylus.” Also a few years before the release of the iPhone 6 generation of Apple smartphones, Jobs convinced the world that nobody likes big phones.
What could be going wrong? Are the new guys at Apple trying to Screw up the man’s head or it’s actually changing Market demands?
All that aside, Apple has taken a huge step in the adoption of a stylus for its new iPad pro called the Apple Pencil. Harsh as it might sound, there was no major improvement apart from that accessory. It is literally a bigger iPad Air with a Pencil.
I wasn’t all that anxious to see what this Pencil could do since I have seen it all from the Kings, Samsung. But, the name choice got me thinking… Does it have a rubber or sharpener. Because, who can beat Johny Ive at assuring hommies.
The iPad Pro claims to know whether you’re using your finger or Apple Pencil. So when it senses the Apple Pencil, the subsystem scans its signal at an astounding 240 times per second, giving it twice the data points it normally collects with your finger. This data, combined with Apple‑designed software, means that there’s only milliseconds between the image you have in your mind and the one you see on the display. Meaning that you actually see the ink literally come out from the pencil unlike other styli that draw a line of ink seconds after the trace has already been drawn on the screen.
You can now draw lines of any weight since the Apple pencil uses accurate pressure sensors capable of measuring a range of forces. The carefully positioned sensor determines precisely how hard the tip of Apple Pencil is being pressed down. You can also draw thicker lines when you press harder or simply use a gentle touch for wispy hairlines. The variety of creative effects is virtually limitless.
This guy can go upto 12 hours of battery life and bursting upto 30mins of battery life for every 15mins of charge. It’s only $99 when you lose it.
A that aside, this is a really brave, smart and innovative move made by Apple. We are not sure whether ideas are running out or they are turning to whatever Steve Jobs hated. Either way, Apple never loses.
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