Pressure and positioning sensors built into the Apple Pencil let it detect a range of forces, enabling pressure sensitive writing and drawing. When used with the iPad Pro, the tablet scans the signal coming from the device more than 240 times per second, resulting in the low latency levels seen in the video.
Tilt sensors in the tip of the Apple Pencil determine the orientation and the angle of the hand holding it, so it’s possible to do things like shading by using the side of the tip. Apple has designed the Apple Pencil to work alongside a finger, so it can be used simultaneously with touch gestures. It also has palm rejection technology, so you can rest your hand on the iPad Pro screen when drawing or writing. There’s a Lightning connector at the bottom of the Apple Pencil that’s used for charging. It has a 12 hour battery life but can also charge enough for a half hour of use in 15 seconds, so it will never be non-functional in a pinch.
The Apple Pencil for signature capturing
A signature captured with SIGNificant and the Apple Pencil is much more than just an electronic image of a digitized signature. Significant records the handwritten signature of a person using all available parameters, such as acceleration, speed, and rhythm. These parameters are unique to every individual and cannot be reproduced by a forger. Thus the digitized signature is forensically identifiable.
The Apple Pencil is more than just a drawing utensil
- You can open apps and scroll and do all general purpose navigation on the iPad Pro with Apple Pencil.
- Flicking the stylus as you would your finger invokes momentum scrolling in exactly the same way.
- Long presses are also acceptable, meaning you can use the Pencil to delete apps or open a link in a new tab.
- The Apple Pencil works as you’d expect with iOS 9’s virtual keyboard on iPad Pro.
- The Pencil can also be used to drag down on the home screen to bring up Spotlight search. And you can scroll to the left to access search and Siri Suggestions.
- You can trace trough a piece of paper. Palm rejection works with paper atop the iPad Pro as well.
- Though you may instinctively turn the Pencil around in an attempt to erase, it won’t work. Apps instead must include an eraser option in software. You can use the Pencil to select that, and then erase accordingly.