Creatives react to the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil

iPad Pro and Pencil

Apple's big iPad and stylus are making a play for pro designers

Last week, Apple introduced the iPad Pro, and while it's easy to dismiss it as 'just a big iPad' – in the same way as some people shortsightedly described the original in 2010 as 'just a big iPod', as if that was a bad thing – it's possible that what it actually is is a big deal for artists, designers and other creatives. It's not just very powerful – some early benchmarking suggests its A9X CPU might actually be faster than the current 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro Intel processors – and it doesn't just have a generous 12.9-inch Retina screen, but for the first time with an iOS device, Apple is officially supporting a stylus, to turn the iPad Pro into a self-contained digital sketchbook. Indeed, it has made its own, the Apple Pencil.

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