Apple Pencil: 6 Innovative Features

The recent Apple conference last week revealed the brand new Apple Pencil, a gadget designed to be used with the upcoming iPad Pro. The Apple Pencil and iPad Pro work together to detect position, force and tilt, allowing users to write, draw, highlight and much more with this brand new device. But what is so special about the Apple Pencil? Join us as we share the Apple Pencil’s features.

Built In Rechargeable Battery

The Apple Pencil has a built-in rechargeable battery that lasts up to 12 hours on a single charge. According to Apple, charging for just 15 seconds gains the user 30 minutes of battery life, thanks to the lightning connector stored in the magnetic cap.

Pressure-Controlled Drawing

Pressure sensors are included inside of the case that determine precisely how hard the tip of the Apple Pencil is being pressed down. Press harder to draw thicker lines, or press lightly for thinner lines.

Used In Conjunction with iPad Pro

The Apple Pencil has been designed to use on the iPad Pro. The iPad Pro display and Apple Pencil stylus work together to detect position, force and tilt.

Virtually No Lag

Unlike other stylus’, the Apple Pencil has a very small delay between when you begin drawing and the time it appears on the screen. This means you’ll barely notice your actions trying to catch up.

Excellent Shading Techniques

Two tilt sensors built within the tip of Apple Pencil are able to determine the orientation and angle of your hand. Sensors detected by the Multi-Touch display allow you to create shading effects by tilting the Apple Pencil in the same way that you would with an actual pencil.

Works with Built-In Apps

Apple Pencil works brilliantly with plenty of built-in apps on the iPad Pro. Annotate and sketch in Notes using the pen or highlighter option. Add your own creative flare to emails in Apple’s native Mail app, sketch, write, draw, outline and colour in the Paper app by FiftyThree.

The Apple Pencil will be available in November.