Introducing Apple Pencil for iPad Pro.
When using iPad Pro, there may be moments when you want even greater precision. So we painstakingly designed Apple Pencil to expand on the versatility of Multi-Touch. And while the technology inside is unlike anything we’ve ever engineered, picking up Apple Pencil for the first time feels instantly familiar. It lets you make any number of effects, right down to a single pixel, giving you more creative freedom than ever before.
Add Apple Pencil. Erase barriers.
You may never have seen Apple Pencil before, but you already know how to use it. From the first moment, it does what you expect. And then far more. Whether you’re sketching in the park, painting a watercolor portrait, or drafting a blueprint, Apple Pencil gives you a variety of tools in a single instrument. You hold it, but it doesn’t hold you back.
Highly responsive. Virtually no lag.
The lightning-fast responsiveness of Apple Pencil separates it from other creative tools. That’s because its latency — the tiny delay between when you begin drawing and the time it appears on the screen — has been reduced to an almost imperceptible level.
iPad Pro knows whether you’re using your finger or Apple Pencil. When iPad Pro senses Apple Pencil, the subsystem scans its signal at an astounding 240 times per second, giving it twice the data points it normally collects with your finger. This data, combined with Apple‑designed software, means that there’s only milliseconds between the image you have in your mind and the one you see on the display.
Within its slender case are intricate and accurate pressure sensors, capable of measuring a range of forces. The carefully positioned sensor determines precisely how hard the tip of Apple Pencil is being pressed down. Press harder to draw thicker lines. Or use a gentle touch for wispy hairlines. The variety of creative effects is virtually limitless. Which means you are as well.
Add shading with a tilt of the hand.
Two tilt sensors built within the tip
of Apple Pencil calculate the exact orientation and angle of your hand. As
you naturally write or draw, the relative positions of each of these sensors
can be detected by the Multi-Touch display. So you can create shading effects
simply by tilting Apple Pencil the way you would a charcoal or
Two tilt sensors built within the tip of Apple Pencil calculate the exact orientation and angle of your hand. As you naturally write or draw, the relative positions of each of these sensors can be detected by the Multi-Touch display. So you can create shading effects simply by tilting Apple Pencil the way you would a charcoal or conventional pencil.
12 hours of battery life.
You supply the creative charge.
Slip off the magnetic cap of Apple Pencil to reveal a Lightning connector that lets you charge Apple Pencil simply by plugging it into iPad Pro. The connector features a slightly elongated design, so that charging is possible even when iPad Pro is inside its Silicone Case. A full charge gives you 12 hours’ worth of scribbling, sketching, annotating, and editing.1 And if the battery happens to run out while using Apple Pencil, you can just charge it from your iPad Pro for 15 seconds and get 30 minutes of use.2
The ideal tool for artists of every kind.
The precision and versatility of Apple Pencil make it a natural tool for artists — even those who typically work in traditional mediums. Discover how Apple Pencil helps them bring their works of art to life.
Created by Patrick Vale
New York-based artist Patrick Vale rarely uses technology in his work. But for this project, he approached Apple Pencil and iPad Pro as if they were traditional ink and paper. “Once I got a feel for how Apple Pencil felt when drawing, I was really impressed with the results. If you put this piece next to a piece that I made on paper, you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. And it gives you the added benefit of being able to undo a stroke.”
Created by Jake Weidmann
Known for his use of flourishing and hand-lettering, artist and Master Penman Jake Weidmann found the transition from pen and ink to Apple Pencil and iPad Pro seamless. “I was quickly immersed in my regular creative flow, unhindered by this brand‑new medium.”
Created by Mister Mourão
After using many combinations of pen and paper, architect-turned-illustrator Mister Mourão discovered that using Apple Pencil is surprisingly simple. “Being incredibly fast, accurate, and with the perfect weight, Apple Pencil never gets in the way. It simply leaves you alone with the artwork.”
Created by James Jean
James Jean is a prolific artist whose eclectic style is borne from a variety of media. “The weight and proportions of Apple Pencil along with the speed of iPad Pro close the distance between the mind’s eye and the hand in a way I’ve never experienced before.”
Sketch new life into your favorite apps.
Make the most of iOS 9 when you use Apple Pencil with built-in apps. Apple Pencil will also work with iPad apps from the App Store. So you’re sure to find whole other dimensions of creativity and productivity.
Jot down ideas while brainstorming, or sketch a diagram during a lecture. With drawing tools optimized for Apple Pencil, Notes gives you new ways to get creative and productive.
With Apple Pencil, Mail gets a creative boost. Send an imaginative sketch in your next email. Or add dimension to your work by using Apple Pencil to mark up a PDF or document in your own handwriting.
Paper by FiftyThree
Whatever you want to get down on Paper by FiftyThree, Apple Pencil is the ideal companion for its simple features. Sketch, write, draw, outline, and color to make a new design, create a chart for your presentation, or plan out your next big idea.
Adobe Comp CC
Go from a sketch to polished layout in no time with Adobe Comp CC. Inside you’ll find rich layouts, professional vector graphics, and an array of images and fonts. Apple Pencil gives designers an advanced yet simple tool for drawing layouts on iPad Pro. You can turn simple shapes like squares and circles into active image placeholders with a tap. Or add a dot at the end of them to transform them into placeholder text.
Photography looks stunning on the iPad Pro Retina display. And editing those photos is easy with Pixelmator. With full Apple Pencil and 16K image support, Pixelmator is the ideal photo editing tool for imaging professionals. It offers advanced features like layer-based painting, cloning, and blending modes while working with the powerful multitasking abilities of iOS 9.