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About that New Apple Pencil

If you see a stylus, they blew it

Not really, but that was the Apple company line until today, when Apple released the new Apple Pencil.

It's a pretty slick little gizmo, and one that will really compliment the way plenty of folks use a tablet. Especially a giant tablet like the iPad Pro. While we haven't used it yet, it sounds a lot like the S Pen when used with one of the Galaxy Note 10-inch tablets. And that's a good thing.

Apple tells us that the iPad Pro measures touches from the Apple Pencil "twice as fast" as as it can when measuring touches from plain old fingers. With built-in sensors to pick up position, force, and tilt, the Apple Pencil will be able to create both thinner and heavier strokes. Sounds like a great tool for any type of drawing, whether professional or casual.

At launch, you'll be able to use the Apple Pencil in the notes app, the email app and plenty of third-party apps. With low-latency (meaning stuff appears as your drawing with little to no lag) it sounds really cool. We're glad to see it available for all the people that need it.

Jerry Hildenbrand
Jerry Hildenbrand

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.

204 Comments
  • Didn't Apple poke fun at Samsung for this? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yes they did make fun of samsung Posted via the Android Central App
  • they also said we dont need big phones
  • Since 2011 Apple has been playing catchup
  • I felt kind of bad for Apple that year. Posted From my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface pro 3
  • “If you see a stylus, they blew it.” "No one would want to buy a phone with a big screen." Steve Jobs -2010 Look for other famous Steve Job quotes with iWrong. Available in the AppStore!
  • Why do you think Tim Cook had him assassinated?
  • The good thing about Apple, and partly why they are so very successful, is their willingness to change course when it makes sense. It shows that as big as they are, they listen (Taylor Swift comes to mind) to their customers and are willing to provide what they need. They made a Mac that runs Windows, they switched to Intel Chips, made a video iPod, a big phone, and now a stylus. While a lot of folks will be distracted by the switch and discuss at great length, they'll go on to see great success with the iPod Pro and Apple Pencil. After all, they in business to make money and this decision will do just that!
  • No. They just wait until someone else has an idea then they steal it.
  • Not when it comes to profits. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Imitative, not innovative Posted via the Android Central App
  • Imitative, hypocritical, arrogant, follower.
  • they also said we didn't need small tablets (7-8")..
  • Small tablets are so much better than full size imho. I can easily one-hand my Z3TC, no problem. Posted via the Android Central App
  • A couple of years ago they bashed Microsoft when they presented the Surface. And now they just presented Apple's iBad-Surface. So there you have it...lol
  • Exactly Posted via the Android Central App
  • Haha so true, Surface Pro meet iPad Pro, the tablet that has no real functionally that the Surface Pro has Posted via the Android Central App on the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
  • This Posted via the Android Central App
  • Don't forget the Note Pro 12 , it is more directly comparable and was announced 1 1/2 years ago.
  • Yep. Friend got the surface pro 3. He's the it head of a company and loves it. Even side loaded Linux on it Posted via the Android Central App
  • side loaded.....*sigh*.
  • Installed Linux my friend, that is a Computer, not a tablet Posted via the Android Central App
  • lol.. when mobile terms start taking over legacy terms
  • LOL Microsoft was on Stage complimenting Apple's Pen functionality on Microsoft's Office products on the iPad Pro.
  • More like Surface RT meet iPad Pro. The Apple device runs iOS, not OS X.
  • Yep, just like Samsung was poking fun at Apple for having non-removable batteries and crappy battery life right up until the S6 was released. These jokes and digs are just marketing tools aimed at consumers who have much shorter memories about this sort of thing than those of us who spend a bunch of time on tech blogs.
  • Microsoft is a software whore. They'll get in bed with anyone to sell their products. Posted from my AT&T 64 gig black Galaxy Note 5
  • Software whore? Are you aware that they are a software company? I'm guessing that you don't own a business, because most businesses are in the business of selling their products.
  • McDonald's is a hamburger whore. They'll sell hamburgers to anyone just to make money. Hear how stupid that sounded? Your comment didn't sound any smarter.
  • Awe snap
  • Um....I love Android....but you can access Google's services on apps they make for iOS..... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Apple poked fun at having a stylus. This is a Pencil! /s
  • Same difference
    Also the s pen is a pen not a stylus
  • I think he was being sarcastic. Posted via the Android Central App
  • "/s" means "sarcasm." Welcome to the forums.
  • put the letter "i" or the word "Apple" in front of anything, and the sheeple will buy it.
  • Ishit sounds familiar too..
  • They are admitting defeat. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Apple has made fun of or gave crap to samsung over a bunch of their stuff only to eventually copy samsung. And I believe this is basically the type of stuff they sued Samsung over (copying apple). Posted via the Android Central App
  • They call it a pencil, that makes it completely different and not a copy.
  • But Apple's pen will be made of Gold and Vibrate for $1K
  • They have to be shitting me to charge $100 for it.Thought it was a joke
  • It's Apple. The one thing that should never shock you is the price of an accessory....
  • +1 Posted via the Android Central App
  • +1 More
  • I expect no less from Apple. This is the company that charges about the same for a MacBook dongle.
  • Samsung includes the stylus with their notes, same with Microsoft and the surfaces. I guess this is apples way of being different than the competition, and technically the are copying samsung by calling it a pencil when the samsung calls theirs the spen.
  • I just can't believe they built the iPad Pro with a charge/data magnetic connector port and didn't build the Pencil to use it.
  • Sounds like space clone.
  • I like the Surface pen and how it interacts compared to the S Pen. The S Pen is good and I'm glad to see Samsung rubbing off on competitors when all people ever did was yak about Samsung copying the others. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I agree and I can't wait to see what the s pen will offer in the future.
  • Rectal thermometers for hospitals is what's next. It'll be able to download your whole DNA structure in under 10 seconds. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Too bad the lube is $25.99 from Apple's store... Delivered by my Shamu
  • Lol good one Posted via the Android Central App
  • apple sheeple don't need lube...they've been...violated...many, many times.
  • Man that was hilarious! Just made my day! Can't stop ROTFLing!!! Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm crying over here! Lol hilarious Posted from my Beast Galaxy Note 5 DEVICE HISTORY (since they got smart)
    PHONES: Galaxy Nexus, LG viper, Galaxy s3, HTC Evo 4g, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy s5, LG G-Flex, Galaxy Mega 6.3, Galaxy s6 edge, Galaxy Note 5. TABLETS: Galaxy Note 10.1 gt-n8013, Galaxy tab 3 7.0. WATCH: Galaxy gear
  • I'm sure it will be portrayed as the greatest stylus ever known in the long history of mankind. And that everybody else copied Apple.
  • ...or the stylus wasn't perfected until Apple made it.....or something to that effect.
  • That's renes line right there Posted From my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface pro 3
  • This.. this soo much...
  • And then, everyone will forget about the OG Galaxy Note.
  • "The bestest pencil since pencil" or some sort of lame tag line like that.
  • And soon, we'll be reading a story about Apple suing Samsung for a billion dollars for the S-pen copying their apple stylus.
  • Nah better make it a trillion. Lol
  • Apple put styli in their Newton tablets years ago. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yes. But that still was not the first stylus that would be the "Stylator", in 1957 But good to see people looking back. All the companies including Apple, Samsung Sony and LG copy from each other. It makes for good money for them and product innovation for the consumer. You need to have a very short memory span and just enjoy your tech and what it helps you do in the real world. Wacom Intuos and Samsung have the best unpowered I'm still curious if the new oversized ipad has proper digitisation (Samsungs 2048 levels of sensitivity for precise input or if still binary like the crayons available for ios now). I big iPad+ is limited because it's exactly the same as it's non plused parents. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Apple is innovative ... at making the most expensive stylus ever! coming next year .. Apple Pencil 2.0. same stylus, but with a cap!
  • Well at least they didn't make a slot for the pencil to slide in.... You know someone would have immediately tried putting the pencil in the wrong way! Posted via the Android Central App
  • And by someone, we all know you mean Leo Laporte.
  • Lol
  • so for $100 I can get a life sized statue of Steve Job's dick?! awesome
  • You seem to have some intimate knowledge. Care to share?
  • I'm a sculptor, Steve had me do some work for him back in 04
  • Then why would you buy this replica when you can sculpt your own with a lot more detail apparently. Posted via the Android Central App
  • yeah looks like my bad joke kinda back fired! sorry steve
  • Apple has been getting al lot of "inspiration" from others the past few years. I still prefer the Surface Pro as it actually useful a PC and not limited to "mobile apps".. Ipad Pro is more toy than "pro"..
  • Innovation has died. In another 10 years, all tablets and cellphones will be made by one company. The Samsung-Note-5-iPhone6s is a clear example of this. Now we have an Apple table with an Apple SPen. I wonder when Apple will produce an iPhone with an Apple pen?
  • True Posted via the Android Central App
  • Well.....all I'll say is.....imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, eh.....
  • Unless it's apple. Then you go to court. Posted via the Android Central App
  • And not only does Apple bow to Samsung's and Microsoft's innovation, but they have to pay a premium in royalties to license the technology which of course they pass along to their customers. Win, win for Samsung and MS. Posted via the Android Central App on the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
  • Whose technology are they licensing?
  • They made fun of Microsoft Surface and its keyboard. How ironic...
    And what could justify a $100 stylus? Posted via the Android Central App
  • I totally forgot all the apple stuff was today. Thanks for posting. This is hilarious.
  • What's next????....The IPhone Edge???? Posted via the Android Central App
  • If they ever made an iPhone edge I would just shake my head because all apple users (well I won't say all because some actually do their research and don't suffer from blind loyalty) would talk about how useful and "innovative" the edge screen is.
  • Truth Posted from my Beast Galaxy Note 5 DEVICE HISTORY (since they got smart)
    PHONES: Galaxy Nexus, LG viper, Galaxy s3, HTC Evo 4g, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy s5, LG G-Flex, Galaxy Mega 6.3, Galaxy s6 edge, Galaxy Note 5. TABLETS: Galaxy Note 10.1 gt-n8013, Galaxy tab 3 7.0. WATCH: Galaxy gear
  • They have just filed a patent for an edge product. (No joke). Of course they will. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Well there you have it. Posted from my Beast Galaxy Note 5 DEVICE HISTORY (since they got smart)
    PHONES: Galaxy Nexus, LG viper, Galaxy s3, HTC Evo 4g, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy s5, LG G-Flex, Galaxy Mega 6.3, Galaxy s6 edge, Galaxy Note 5. TABLETS: Galaxy Note 10.1 gt-n8013, Galaxy tab 3 7.0. WATCH: Galaxy gear
  • "What's next????....The IPhone Edge????" The iSurface 2
  • Apple patented a screen with an edge display years ago. I read about it before Samsung released the Galaxy Edge http://www.dailytech.com/Will+New+Curved+Display+Patent+Allow+Apple+to+B... Posted via the Android Central App
  • So where do you put this thing? $100 accessory would become quite expensive if you left it behind too many times! Hopefully some cases address that, but considering how much Apple likes to show their devices naked, I'm really surprised they didn't come up with something. Must have been spending too much time on that Android migrate app!
  • Yep. The apple customers will ultimately rush out to buy some loud, pink, obnoxious, hello kitty cases with a little elastic loop to store their avant garde and sophisticated ipencil and ipadpro...
  • Lol Posted via the Android Central App
  • I think someone posted above that they are meant to be kept rectally. I believe it.
  • Lame. The apple Pencil? $100? Rly?
  • Jerry I challenge you to write one article without using the phrase, " And that's a good thing." Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'll nominate "that's the fucking bomb-digity." or "that's a REALLY good thing." Jerry, use one of those instead. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Best thing announced today, IMO.
    The iPad pro should come with it and a place to store it.
  • Sadly, as far as Apple is concerned, the "Pencil" might be a separate purchase instead of being included with the iPad Pro. Cynicism Evolved
  • Other company releases first iteration of product. Apple makes fun of said company. Other company never really makes any updates. Apple releases similar product, but way more advanced and actually compelling. This is how it's always been, and unfortunately Apple does make the technology compelling.
  • If you put out the same exact phone year after stinking year, I guess you'd get some things right.
  • Really can't argue with that.
  • Spen has been improved as well as the software for it with each iteration. That apple pencil showed nothing that has not been done for years with the s pen or surface pro pen. Apple doesn't necessarily perfect something, they make it well and their users claim it perfected. Posted from my Beast Galaxy Note 5 DEVICE HISTORY (since they got smart)
    PHONES: Galaxy Nexus, LG viper, Galaxy s3, HTC Evo 4g, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy s5, LG G-Flex, Galaxy Mega 6.3, Galaxy s6 edge, Galaxy Note 5. TABLETS: Galaxy Note 10.1 gt-n8013, Galaxy tab 3 7.0. WATCH: Galaxy gear
  • So you admit all Apple does is copy.....
  • OMG, they invented a device I can use to right on my iPad!!!!
  • And left. And write. Posted via the Android Central App
  • ^Lol thank you for the laugh!
  • +1 Posted via the Android Central App
  • Will this work on a regular iPad or just the Pro? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Introducing Apple Pocketwatch http://teamcoco.com/video/apple-pocketwatch?playlist=x;eyJ0eXBlIjoidGFnI...
  • Lol that was great!
  • Companies copy other companies all the time. Posted via my shiny brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 5!!!
  • True but apple users claim everyone copies apple when it's really not true. Posted from my Beast Galaxy Note 5 DEVICE HISTORY (since they got smart)
    PHONES: Galaxy Nexus, LG viper, Galaxy s3, HTC Evo 4g, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy s5, LG G-Flex, Galaxy Mega 6.3, Galaxy s6 edge, Galaxy Note 5. TABLETS: Galaxy Note 10.1 gt-n8013, Galaxy tab 3 7.0. WATCH: Galaxy gear
  • Obviously, this "pencil" is not a stylus. A stylus is neither innovative nor magical. Also, a stylus does not allow a person to donate $100 to Apple.
  • I have the Note 10.1 2014 edition and I really enjoy using the s-pen and use it more often than not. I just couldn't imagine paying $100 for it and for it to not be housed within the device itself. There is no way that I would purchase it for the device for that much and then have to always keep up with where I set it down.
  • It's more of an add-on than a featured feature like the note.
  • This is most true. It is for those that need it and want it. Not every one will so why include it. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I have a 2012, love it. It's over 2 years old, works just fine, and S-Note is awesome. Papyrus, WPS Office, and One Note now also have pen recognition. When I first got it, S-Note was the only app that had that, so glad other apps got on board. I would never buy another tablet without an active stylus again. So no Apple Pencil for me, since, you know...it's not a "stylus". Jagoffs....
  • Who in their wildest dreams would have thought that a company would some day come up with an idea to have a pencil write on a tablet or a phone? Freaking amazing I tell ya
  • I never use the stylus on my Surface Pro 3. I think the stylus is a pretty niche item on anything.
  • Last time I check the late Steve Jobs said back in 2007 "Who needs a stylus Yuck!.
  • Internet is full of apple bashing today !!!! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Q: How do you close applications when multitasking?
    A: (Scott Forstall) You don't have to. The user just uses things and doesn't ever have to worry about it.
    A: (Steve Jobs) It's like we said on the iPad, if you see a stylus, they blew it. In multitasking, if you see a task manager... they blew it. Users shouldn't ever have to think about it.
    Press conference - April 2010
  • Many things change in 5 years. If a company doesn't adapt to these changes they go away....look at BlackBerry...... Posted via the Android Central App
  • They bring it on themselves!! Posted via Android Central App
  • Over priced iPad cost just as much as a Mac book with low storage. And they got the balls to charge an extra $100 for the S-Pen opps iPencil. Typical apple they can never just include everything. Smh
  • why would they? their trend of millions of customers can't reach into their pockets quick enough. it's business, and they have a responsibility to their shareholders to generate as much revenue as the market determines. personally I'd never pay $100, or even $50 for it, but if 10 million people will, why should they settle for a penny less?
  • Not everyone needs a $100 accessory. Many will use the iPad Pro just fine with out it... Posted via the Android Central App
  • I think the Apple Pencil looks really slick. I'm not up to date on the Note, but I did have the Note and Note 2 and they couldn't do the stuff this Apple Pencil is doing. Maybe the stylus has been updated with the Note 5, but I thought what was shown with the Apple Pencil looked really good. And I'm not fussed about what Steve Jobs said about the stylus. He's dead and no longer running Apple. Can't really hold a statement against a company what, 5 years down the track now. There have been so many 3rd party styluses for the iPad, I think it's good Apple made one, and it looks like a really cool one at that.
  • Thing is what they showed wasn't really what the pencil can do (which is even less than what Wacom's digitizers do, which, in turn, is what the SPen and the Surface pen use), but what the apps can do with that info. AND THAT'S where Apple excels: App support. The stuff they showed on MS Office with the drawings? You have been able to do that with SNotes for a while, but that's limited to the Note Line and to one app. This makes it more readily available.
  • You can also use the spen on Microsoft onenote which allows you to share across devices including your pc. So I can use my note 5, take notes in one note. Go home pull out my note 10.1 tablet finish the notes in one note and then go on my pc and continue in one note. Which actually makes it very diverse and not just tied to snote Posted from my Beast Galaxy Note 5 DEVICE HISTORY (since they got smart)
    PHONES: Galaxy Nexus, LG viper, Galaxy s3, HTC Evo 4g, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy s5, LG G-Flex, Galaxy Mega 6.3, Galaxy s6 edge, Galaxy Note 5. TABLETS: Galaxy Note 10.1 gt-n8013, Galaxy tab 3 7.0. WATCH: Galaxy gear
  • Active stylus support is limited to the Note lines, BUT, like Gray Area said, One Note app now supports active stylus vs touch. So does Papyrus and WPS Office. There are very few documents that I can't open and then mark up now. If my 2012 Note 10.1 ever dies, I'll probably end up with a Note 12. Well, maybe a Surface, depends on pricing. And I haven't used one yet, I'll have to see how I like W10. But on-board S-Pen storage is great, Microsoft screwed that one up.
  • It finally looks like the S Pen. Posted via the AC App on SM-N910F
  • So it's like Wacom's Bamboo Fineline pens. :) And those have worked on iPad for years, now.
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YY3MSaUqMg
  • You sir. win an internet
  • nah I stole it from Droid Life, hahaha
  • Stand aside Glassholes. Say hello to Pencil Dicks. Note: The joke was removed for some reason, yet the guy talking about Steve Job's member was left alone.
  • yeah, we both posted bad jokes! yours was funnier than mine .... actually I read yours then came up with mine. not my finest moment!
  • "At launch, you'll be able to use the Apple Pencil in the notes app, the email app and plenty of third-party apps. With low-latency (meaning stuff appears as your drawing with little to no lag) it sounds really cool. We're glad to see it available for all the people that need it." Not that I plan to buy it but, are you talking to use, Android users? Do you mean that I/we could use it with our Android devices? I ask first because I didn't see the conference and I always assume that everything Apple is incompatible with the rest of the world, but also because if not usable in Android then...what would be the relevance of this article to Android Central? Kind of out of topic to me.
  • Parsing. Android users don't need it. We can buy the Note instead.
  • It just gives people something to take their minds off the current state of the world's affairs. Posted from my AT&T 64 gig black Galaxy Note 5
  • That's the whole point of tech interest, sports and TV. We need some time to unwind and argue about stuff that really don't matter. Posted from my Beast Galaxy Note 5 DEVICE HISTORY (since they got smart)
    PHONES: Galaxy Nexus, LG viper, Galaxy s3, HTC Evo 4g, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy s5, LG G-Flex, Galaxy Mega 6.3, Galaxy s6 edge, Galaxy Note 5. TABLETS: Galaxy Note 10.1 gt-n8013, Galaxy tab 3 7.0. WATCH: Galaxy gear
  • Amen.
  • Wow apple Gezz ...oh oh now you come out with a pen now . The I pen yes that has a ring to it. ....not, move on nothing new here Posted via the Android Central App
  • As a graphic artist, I'm curious to see how this will perform. If it's anything close a Wacom tablet in terms of feel and sensitivity, I'd be very impressed. So far, no mobile stylus has gotten it right. Also, Steve Jobs is dead and his comment about styluses was 5 years ago. That's like 100 years in tech years.
  • You should look at Surface 3 or Surface Pro 3 for graphic artist work not this toy.
  • Surface pro has a pen and a three year head start . Yet you'll over look that advantage and still buy this crapola just cause it has a apple on it Gezz ....folk really Nad how bout the note pro samsung has been doing g it for 5 years .. oh I forgot they don't have a apple on there cover Posted via the Android Central App
  • What he said Posted from my Beast Galaxy Note 5 DEVICE HISTORY (since they got smart)
    PHONES: Galaxy Nexus, LG viper, Galaxy s3, HTC Evo 4g, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy s5, LG G-Flex, Galaxy Mega 6.3, Galaxy s6 edge, Galaxy Note 5. TABLETS: Galaxy Note 10.1 gt-n8013, Galaxy tab 3 7.0. WATCH: Galaxy gear
  • I don't think he cares about who did what first. apple will get a ton of app support, and although I'm a huge fan of the surface, for graphic artists, apple products are extremely useful. I have a macbook pro and dell xps, and whenever I'm doing something with video or graphics, the macbook is my go to ... hopefully this pencil will not only improve itself, but force Samsung to make significant improvements with their technology also. it's a win win for the consumer. personally I can care less what logo I buy. if it's what I need, and does the best job for what I need it for, it's a buy.
  • I agree. You could care less.
  • Yes I think that people commenting about the availability or price of the tool aren't considering who it's for. For many who would use it in their professional work, 99$ is really nothing, perhaps paid by your employer even? Who knows. Bashing is more fun than thinking. Not for me though...
  • +1 Posted via the Android Central App
  • "Bashing is more fun than thinking." You must be having a lot of fun bashing other people's comments.
  • But if someone had said something similar about Samsung, people would tear them a new one
  • How innovative!!! I don't think I have ever seen anything like this.
  • Truly revolutionary. Old people are so happy about today. Grandma's gonna be thrilled.
  • I'm guess this is filed under "android" for us to laugh at, right?
  • Apple announced today that it is now ok to use a stylus. BRILLIANT! Posted via the Android Central App
  • iPencil? lol.... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Call me a fool, tool or whatever, but I'll probably be picking up the iPad Pro. To replace my 3rd generation iPad potato. Here lies the "2016 Flagship Killer". It got slayed by 2015 flagships like the LG G4 being used to post this.
  • You're all aware that this quote was referring to smartphones and not a 13" tablet, Correct?
  • Shhh...careful. Facts are irrelevant... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Watch it will be $300 and your first born. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Today apple invented the stylus, the keyboard, and TV gaming. Why didn't anyone else ever think of this stuff? Posted via Android Central App
  • The pencil will easily roll off the desk. A SERIOUS DESIGN FLAW! Apple should recall and re-design it. Posted via the Android Central App
  • You putting it down wrong... Check out the new Nexus! https://youtu.be/u3uFOavLo_w, not a Rick roll
  • Did Apple really say the 7000 series aluminum was exclusive to them? I thought the Galaxy Note 5 had it around its edge? Posted via the Android Central App
  • 7000 series means 7000-7999. So if they have their own formula for the alloy then no... Posted via the Android Central App
  • I have this app so I can see stuff about Android. I don't want to see and apple stuff. Posted via the Android Central App
  • You didn't have to comment on the article. Site folks: maybe there could be an option to not display Apple articles?
  • Yet you still read the article instead if ignoring it and took time to write a comment... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yesterday samsung ditches the removable battery and SD card and adopts the sealed metal glass look of the iphone. Today Apple adopts the stylus and makes a 12inch tablet like samsung? Wtf? Can Samsung stay samsung and apple stay apple and let me choose between the b**tards. Ugh! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Companies borrow features from other companies all the time. It is how they stay competitive in an open market. If they do not their products become useless and obsolete (BlackBerry). These new features don't always spell success but you don't know until you try . Posted via the Android Central App
  • No SD card slot and non-replaceable battery aren't features. They are a lack of features.
  • this event reminded me of an article i read on how apple went from innovators to imitators. another year of new ijunk and how they think they invented the nonsense from todays show when its already been available on the android/windows market. accept it folks. theres nothing new or innovative about apple anymore and hasnt been since jobs passed away but guess what? youre gonna bash me for being an android fanboy when in reality i own an ip6. as much as i love android, im unable to switch back for the time being.
  • Apple haven't done anything really interesting for a while now, and the iPhone 6 is the ugliest iPhone ever. Yet Apple fans keep giving them all their cash, they're a bit like Star Wars fans in that regard. Posted via Android Central App
  • Oh Steve... https://youtu.be/w2xPt8txgGs Posted via the Android Central App
  • I wish I had a large screen phone with a Stylus - Posted from my Note 4
  • LOL
  • Anyone verify if it has palm-blocking when using the pen(cil)? Won't be much useful otherwise
  • You really think Apple would have left that out? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Apple will now sue every pencil maker and stylus maker for "making cylindrical objects used in the implementation of digital writing"
  • My Surface Pro 3 came with a stylus that allows me to draw on the screen and take notes in One Note. This is nothing new.
  • I loved watching the keynote and hearing people laugh when they said "Apple Pencil" like they thought they were joking. In all honesty though I think that the Pen itself is pretty freaking cool, although could have been named better and I don't like that they didn't mention a case that actually has a pencil slot.
  • Apple just invented the pencil. Brilliant.
  • They also invented a few camera options yesterday that have been on my Samsung phones for the last three years. Dont get me wrong my friends with iPhone ''s can now take those pictures for themselves that they have watched me take for the last few years on their own. Taking great photos should be for everyone on all platforms. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Anyone else creeped out by how many times they kept saying,
    "and we think you'll love it." A whole bunch of weird subliminal junk going on right there. For someone, somewhere that was a kill word and people are now dead.
  • NLP to milk the sheep. Positive reinforcement. It works. Watch the numbers.. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Really gorgeous! Posted via Android Central App
  • lol- all the haters, you really think Apple gives a @#$@ if you think they're playing catch up or imitating. They still rule in terms of marketing, profits and just about anything else you can imagine in this industry. Kinda funny, playing catch-up in an industry they lead in
  • Yes we think you will love it Posted via the Android Central App
  • Be gone sheep Posted via the Android Central App
  • All Google has to do is stop inventing for a couple years and Apple will fall. They're will be nothing to steal!
  • I have a $3 touchscreen pen that also writes in regular black ink. It works with any touchscreen without electronic sensors and does not have a battery. The only thing the Apple Pencil has going for it is the ability to write thicker if the user presses down harder. This feature is not worth an extra $96 to me.
  • Yes considering the Spen does it for free. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Android central or I phone central? Posted via the Android Central App
  • The former.
  • And yet another "android" site that missed to mention that iPad Pro is lame copy of Note Pro 12.2"
    And that S Pen has thousands of pressure levels NON-BATTERY, Wacom technology
    Well Samsung is not US company so should be ignored.
  • Funny how these Android Sheep rub off Microsoft to Degrade Apple.. Yet they forgot : SD Card Slot, Water Proof, Removable Battery. And Added : Touch ID, 64 Bit, Siri to become Apple.
  • #applepen2016 called it
  • As a hardcore Android addict, I enjoyed the hell out of these comments. I've loved the pens, stylus, Surface, all of it. I wouldn't trade my Android phone for an Apple, nor would I trade my tablets for an iPad. But now the Pro has been released with the Pencil... and I flinch when reflecting on my enjoyment of the bashing. My professor friend (teaching art/graphic art/some **** I should remember) suggested that I, as a fellow artist, research the Pro/Pencil and give it a spin in store. Bored one day, I thought "wtf, might as well". Bad idea... and as MUCH as my Android self hates to say this (just typing it stings), Apple killed it with not only the Pro but the Pencil surpasses anything out there. The bastards even have apps for the pencil that made me pee myself a little. I...erm...I now own both. The Macbook Air (POS) should become obsolete now that the Pro is out. And the iPencil? Truly not a stylus. It's narwhal impressive. I see why the colleges are snagging these left and right. Yes, there are so many things, little things, I don't like such as the lack of a back button and smooth (free) swype and the inability to truly "customize" your device, and insert here other tiny details that are insignificant. But if want something for movie watching (superb image quality and the loudest speakers available-much louder than any laptop), gaming (buy a controller), and especially art (holy chicken nipples)... then you're going to want to snatch this up. Editing of videos and art work are top of the line. I went to buy the 128 but ended up getting the 32, as I'll just be storing all of my art on sd cards. My Samsung tablet still has my heart, always will (gonna marry that B), but for my needs (art) this Pro/Pencil combo crushed the competition. I can't believe I just wrote all this... in favor of an Apple product. I'm not an Apple basher, I just know what's good and it's usually an android, just not this time. I'm reading some of these comments again just face palming and saying "we were so very wrong". We were uppitty jagoffs and I got put in my place by a pencil.