Apple Pencil support coming to rumored 9.7
A Thursday update to popular iPad drawing app Astropad Graphics Tablet suggests Apple’s next-generation 9.7-inch iPad, rumored to launch as a “Pro” model next week, will bring support for Apple Pencil. Apple is widely expected to debut a new 9.7-inch iPad Pro alongside a next-generation 4-inch iPhone at a media event on March 21.
- Apple Pencil works only with iPad Pro.
- If you turn off Bluetooth—for example, if you turn on airplane mode—you’ll need to turn on Bluetooth and pair your Apple Pencil again.
In a records for Astropad’s chronicle 1.4 release, developer Astro HQ claims “Apple pencil support for new iPads (Spring 2016),” a extraordinary further deliberation Apple’s pressure-sensing stylus usually works with a 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Apple launched iPad Pro alongside Apple Pencil in November. Apple’s big 12.9-inch iPad Pro works great as a laptop replacement, but many want it for the Apple Pencil alone. The Apple Pencil has some significant problems, but it can also do some pretty cool things.
Sketching features in Apple Notes are pretty basic compared to dedicated drawing apps on the iPad, but it’s a good start when test driving Apple Pencil. The usually odd paper-like background feels okay here, and I quickly decided that Apple Pencil’s palm rejection matched with the iPad Pro’s gigantic display make drawing on the iPad actually frustration-free and pretty simple for the first time ever.
Apple Pencil support coming to rumored 9.7? When using iPad Pro, there may be moments when you want even greater precision. So we painstakingly designed Apple Pencil to expand on the versatility of Multi-Touch. And while the technology inside is unlike anything we’ve ever engineered, picking up Apple Pencil for the first time feels instantly familiar. It lets you make any number of effects, down to a single pixel, giving you more creative freedom than ever before.