The iPad Pro and Apple Pencil
By Samir M.
Many critics believe that the iPad Pro and its complement, the Apple Pencil, will revolutionize the world.
The new tablet was recently announced, and its sales are set to begin on November 19, 2015. Its screen will have a diagonal length of 12.9 inches, combining with a depth of less than seven millimeters to create a product that weighs 1.57 pounds– a little more than a guinea pig. The iPad Pro’s features are not bad either; for example, it has a great chip–Apple’s newest– that yields faster loading and responsiveness. Additionally, this pioneer electronic has an eight-megapixel camera, can take panoramic pictures, shoots regular videos at 30 frames per second, and can video in slow motion with 120 frames per second. The sound and microphone systems are amazing, with speakers at every corner and a dual microphone built above the volume adjusting buttons. Also, all of the tablets in the iPad family have 10-hour battery life, when consistently in use (surfing the web, playing music, etc.). All in all, the iPad Pro is a huge step forward in technology.
The Apple Pencil is a complicated stylus built to fit the iPad Pro. The main advantage is that the iPad senses this product 240 times per second, allowing your movements to be implemented in a matter of milliseconds. However, there is much more to this system. First off, the tablet can recognize the amount of pressure with which you are using the stylus, and create thicker and more concentrated brush strokes to match the input. The iPad can also sense when you tilt the pencil, and will add shading to the lines you draw. Additionally, you can write notes in your emails, making the message in your handwriting. Lastly, this unique tool holds 12 hours of battery life, and can be charged by inserting it into the Lightning connector charge point of any device. After that, every second that you charge it accounts for 2 minutes of the pencil’s battery, meaning that you only have to plug it in for 6 minutes to completely fill its life.
On Apple’s website, a 32-gigabyte iPad Pro is currently advertised as $799, while the 128-gigabyte version is $949, and the cellular addition of the latter is listed as $1079. The Apple Pencil is $99, but it is a small price to pay for such a useful tool.
Since Apple is the world’s largest corporation, by market capitalization, the designers, engineers, and executives are under a lot of pressure to make their products the best they can be. I feel that the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil are some of their greatest inventions, and that Apple will go on to create groundbreaking technologies.