In addition to the new iPad Pro ($ 559 on Amazon) a new Apple Pencil was also published. The new Apple Pencil has a matte finish and a flat edge that breaks up the otherwise cylindrical device.
Without a new look, the new pencil also has a touch area that developers will certainly be creative with. Here are six tips to help you get the most out of the new Apple Pencil with the new iPad Pro.
The new Apple Pencil only works with the new iPad Pro models. There are 11-inch and 12.9-inch models with Face ID. This means that when you consider that the new Apple Pencil is dependent on wireless charging built into the iPad Pro for power.
Also worth noting, the first generation of Apple Pencil will not work on the new iPad Pro.
Pairing Apple Pencil with your iPad Pro is a breeze. Place only pencil on the charging plate, which is on the same side as the volume buttons (it is a different color than the housing). Magnets in iPad Pro and pen will keep the pen in place.
An animation will appear on iPad ($ 380 on Amazon) so you know it's known that an Apple Pencil is connected and then ask if you want to pair the pen with the tablet.
Charge of Apple Pencil is done through the magnetic wireless charging plate. Place the pencil on the bad, let the magnets grab and let it load. A handy warning shows the pen's current load rate, so you can keep tabs on progress.
Double click on
The lower part of the new Apple Pencil is touch-sensitive, which means you can double-click it to trigger an action within an app.
Apple Notes app works with the new double-button feature from the box of switches between the currently selected tool and eraser. All you need to do is double-click the pen, the mode switches and double-click to return back.
This feature is available to third-party developers but will take some work by the developer to configure and determine which options will provide the user. Currently, Procreate has already released an update supporting "Apple Pencil double tap". You must enable it in Actions> Gest Controllers.
Keep an eye on your favorite app's update instructions that provide support for the new feature.
Take a note from the lock screen
This is not new feature, but with Apple Pencil and iPad Pro, you can quickly note in the notes app by pointing pen on the iPad screen when locked. The note is saved in the notes app, where you can then access or export it to another app.
After connecting an Apple Pencil to iPad Pro, the App Settings app receives an Apple Pencil option. This is where you must go to change the pen's behavior in the Notes app.