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
Senior Editor — Google Ecosystem

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.