Thanks to the launch of the iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil, there have been some comparisons drawn up between the iPad Pro and similar tablets like the Cintiq. However if there is one main difference, is that you can’t use the iPad Pro as an drawing tablet and connect it to your PC or Mac, meaning that all drawing needs to be done on the tablet itself.
This is versus the Cintiq where you can hook it up to your PC and see your creations on a larger display. However that might change in the future because in a report from OS News, they claim to have heard that Apple could be considering adding Cintiq-like functionality to the iPad, where users can hook it up their Mac computers and use it to draw.
This would make the iPad a lot more useful as not only can the iPad be used as a regular tablet, but it can be used as an input tool for artists, designers, photographers, and more. Whether or not this is true remains to be seen, but notable developer Marco Arment commented on the report and claimed that this is what he has heard as well.
We have been waiting for Apple to launch a refresh for their iPad Pro tablets, but that has yet to happen. It was rumored for March, then April, but with nothing to show perhaps it could come later this year with the rumored feature, but take it with a grain of salt for now.
This matches up with what I’ve heard as well. https://t.co/c9ioIwaeP6
— Marco Arment (@marcoarment) April 6, 2017
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