For the past few months it has been consistently rumored that Apple is going to launch a larger iPad soon and perhaps it might be the first time that the company offers a stylus for its tablet. That’s precisely what has happened today. Apple unveiled the iPad Pro today which is the biggest and most powerful tablet that it has ever created and it also introduced two new accessories for this tablet: the Smart Keyboard physical keyboard and the Apple Pencil stylus.
This is first time that Apple has built a stylus for the iPad and it justifies that decision with the iPad Pro’s large 12.9 inch display which brings up the need for additional input methods, and the Apple Pencil is being marketed as just the accessory you need to get the most out of the larger tablet. Apple Pencil can easily be charged with the iPad Pro itself, it features a Lightning connector so it’s as easy as plugging in a charger in the tablet.
It works nicely with the iPad Pro’s 12.9 inch display, smart highly responsive sensors in the tip of the Apple Pencil work with the display to measure position, force and tilt. Users can press the stylus lightly on the display for a thin stroke or press down harder for a broad stroke.
The accessory works with native applications like the all new Notes app for iPad Pro and Mail, where users can scribble on attachments right within the app. It will also work with third party applications developed to take advantage of the stylus.
Apple Pencil will be available when the iPad Pro ships this November, it costs $99.