iPad Pro's new pencil could help design students

Apple’s latest product boasts finest display of any iOS

Image of Apple's iPad Pro alongside stylus tool

Apple’s iPad Pro alongside stylus tool | Credit: www.slashgear.com

At a glance, the iPad Pro is Apple’s largest iPad yet, with a 12.9-inch 2732 x 2048 resolution display, giving the iPad Pro the title of having the highest‑resolution Retina display of any iOS device.

“The biggest news in iPad since the iPad” is how Apple CEO Tim Cook described the iPad Pro at its launch event on Sept. 9 in San Francisco.

It also includes four new high‑fidelity speakers, the Apple Pencil, nearly double the computer performance of the iPad Air 2 and refined multi‑touch technology that has been re-engineered, expanding the ways users can interact with their iPads.

What makes this iPad Pro unique from previous Apple products is the fact that it is launching a Stylus to go with the iPad Pro called the Apple Pencil. The pencil can be charged by plugging directly into the iPad Pro’s Lightning port.

Prabhnoor Anand, student association arts and design rep, praised this new design. “I believe the new iPad Pro can now replace a student’s sketchbook, because they can now freely draw intricate images on the iPad Pro rather than having to roam around campus with heavy books, laptop and a sketchbook in their bags.”

Anand added that she doesn’t feel the iPad will make a big difference to students when it comes to their success in class, mainly because it will take some time for students to get used to the new tablet and features, but once they get used it, they will without a doubt see the benefits this tablet has to offer.

The iPad Pro is expected to launch in Canada in November, according to the Apple website.

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iPad Pro's new pencil could help design students