How Apple ‘blew it’ with the Pencil stylus: It’s not why you think
Wednesday’s launch of the iPad Pro was, for many amateur and professional iPad artists, a dream come true. Anyone who’s ever tried to draw or paint on an iPad know that the only limitation is the size of the canvas, so a pad with 5.6 million pixels of space is a game-changer.
Many artists also celebrated the arrival of Pencil, Apple’s $99 stylus that has generated some serious buzz despite becoming the butt of many Twitter jokes. It’s a sign that Apple is getting serious about supporting visually creative users — bringing their serious electronic design chops to the key tool for electronic designers. And the fact that you can charge the Pencil so fast via the lightning connector is a serious plus. Read more…
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