Saturday, January 09, 2016

Definition: Introduction & iPad Pro & Apple Pencil

Introduction (by SSTattler)

  • Launched on November 2015 by Apple - it is version 1 so you have to be careful to buy it. Some details in iOS are weak but useful e.g. Apple Pencil is really good for the artist - watch out Wacom! Lets look in the future iPad Pro version 2...
  • Some details a) Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating (very good), b) Retina display 2732-by-2048 resolution at 264 ppi, c) four loudspeakers (great sound), d) Apple Pencil was designed for low latency to enable smooth inking on the screen (I'm not the artist but it is excellent), e) cost - $799USD to $1079USD (ouch!),
    f) camera - video image stabilization & improved face detection & ...,  g)..., etc.
  • Wikipedia articles needs much more work but, at least, you can read it and, I'm sure, the articles are going to be much better soon.
    • iPad Pro Second Impressions! [Apple Pencil] video below by Marques Brownlee (and not by Wikipedia but soon).
  • See the Video: iPad Pro & Apple Pencil for the next article(s).

iPad Pro From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This article needs attention from an expert in iOS. The specific problem is: this article needs to be expanded. WikiProject IOS (or its Portal) may be able to help recruit an expert. (November 2015)

iPad Pro is a tablet computer designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. Announced on September 9, 2015, the iPad Pro was released on November 11, 2015. The tablet features a 12.9-inch screen, larger than all previous iPad models. Three configurations are available: Wi-Fi-only models with 32 GB or 128 GB of storage space, and a 128 GB model with Wi-Fi/cellular connectivity. iPad Pro is the first iPad to feature LPDDR4 RAM.

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The iPad Pro was announced during an Apple Special Event on September 9, 2015. It was released on November 11, 2015 with gold, silver, and space gray color choices. Prices ranging between US$799 - US$1079 based on models.


iPad Pro includes the A9X chip and the Apple M9 motion co-processor. A number of features are carried over from the iPad, such as Touch ID and the Retina Display. New features include a smart connector for a keyboard and four stereo speakers located in pairs on top and bottom of the device. Its screen is a 12.9" 2732-by-2048 retina display at 264 pixels per inch and features a variable refresh rate, a first for Apple. It features 4 GB LPDDR4 RAM.

Developer Apple Inc.
Manufacturer Foxconn
Product family iPad
Type Tablet computer
Release date November 11, 2015
Introductory price $799 USD (32 GB WiFi Only)
$949 USD (128 GB WiFi Only)
$1079 USD (128 GB WiFi + Cellular)
Operating system Original: iOS 9.1
Current: iOS 9.2, released December 8, 2015
System-on-chip used Apple A9X with 64-bit architecture and Apple M9 motion co-processor (integrated and always on)
CPU 2.26GHz dual-core 64-bit ARMv8-A
Storage 32 or 128 GB flash memory (WiFi Model)
128 GB flash memory (Wi-Fi + Cellular Model)
Display Retina display 12.9-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi-Touch display 2732-by-2048 resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating Fully laminated display
Antireflective coating
Graphics 12-core PowerVR Series 7XT
Sound Four loudspeakers, adjusting sound to device orientation
Input Multi-touch screen, headset controls and ambient light sensors, 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, digital compass, dual microphone
Camera 8MP iSight camera
ƒ/2.4 aperture
Five-element lens
Hybrid IR filter
Backside illumination
Improved face detection
Exposure control
Panorama (up to 43MP)
Burst mode
Tap to focus
Photo geotagging
Timer mode
Video Recording
1080p HD video recording (30 fps)
Slo-mo (120 fps)
Time-lapse video
Video image stabilization
3x video zoom
Connectivity Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; dual channel (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz); HT80 with MIMO
Bluetooth 4.2
Wi-Fi + Cellular: GPS & GLONASS
GSM UMTS / HSDPA 850, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz GSM / EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
CDMA CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A and B. 800, 1900 MHz
LTE Multiple bands A1475: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26; A1476: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20 and TD-LTE 38, 39, 40
Power 3.77 V 38.8 W·h (10,307 mA·h)
Online services App Store, iTunes Store, iBookstore, iCloud, Game Center
Dimensions 305.7 mm (12.04 in) (h)
220.6 mm (8.69 in) (w)
6.9 mm (0.27 in) (d)
Weight Wi-Fi: 713 g (1.572 lb)
Wi-Fi + Cellular: 723 g (1.594 lb)
Related articles iPad, Apple Inc, iOS


There are two accessories made specifically for iPad Pro – an attachable keyboard and a stylus, Apple Pencil, both of which are sold separately.

Smart Keyboard

Smart Keyboard docks with iPad Pro using the Smart Connector, a magnetic connection that provides data transfer and power. Smart Keyboard, which doubles as a kickstand, is comparable to that of the competing Microsoft Surface Pro.

Apple Pencil

Apple Pencil is a stylus designed to work exclusively with the iPad Pro. iPad Pro introduces a new display with increased responsiveness and precision over previous iPad displays with Apple Pencil support added. During the keynote, Apple demonstrated drawing, managing publication layout, and document annotation.


See the full article:
      iPad Pro From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Apple Pencil From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Photo of an Apple Pencil
The Apple Pencil is a digital stylus pen that works as an input device for the iPad Pro tablet computer and was designed by Apple Inc. It was announced on September 9, 2015, alongside the iPad Pro and released in conjunction with it on November 11, 2015.


The Apple Pencil features pressure sensitivity and angle detection. Encased in a plastic housing is a Bluetooth device that can communicate simultaneously with the screen and the system underneath it. The Pencil can detect force, allowing, for example, darker or lighter strokes in a drawing app depending on how hard the user presses.

The Apple Pencil was designed for low latency to enable smooth inking on the screen. The iPad Pro also allows simultaneous use of an Apple Pencil and one's fingers, while rejecting input from the user's palm.

One end of the Apple Pencil has a removable cap. Underneath this cap is a male Lightning connector, which allows the Pencil's battery to be recharged via the iPad Pro's Lightning port itself. Fifteen seconds of charge provides up to half an hour of use. The user can also use the included lightning to lightning adapter to charge via a standard lightning cable instead.


The Apple Pencil is designed for creative work done by professional artists. It makes electronic drawing on the iPad Pro more feasible. However, multitouch finger input is still the primary input mechanism for the iPad Pro. During the September 2015 Apple Event, Apple demonstrated the Pencil's drawing capabilities on the mobile version of the Adobe Creative Suite and its document annotation capabilities on several Microsoft Office apps.

Third-party iPad Styli

A number of third-party accessory makers have produced styli for the iPad in the past. However, there has not been a consistent technology for pressure sensitivity, palm rejection or angle detection, leading to delayed reaction times and inaccurate strokes. Each third-party manufacturer has implemented their own hardware and software approaches, resulting in a fragmented market with styli and apps having differing functionalities. For instance, a particular stylus may be designed to offer pressure sensitivity, but any given app must implement such functionality for it to work. All have been limited by previous iPad hardware, which had higher latency than the iPad Pro. FiftyThree, Inc. produces an unrelated stylus, also known as Pencil, for use with its Paper drawing app for iPad. Other popular styluses include products made by Wacom and Adonit.

See the full article:
      Apple Pencil From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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