no one hypes extremely minor hardware refreshes quite like apple.
Indeed, the site didn't really make it clear what was actually new.
The top module reads: "The New 9.7-inch iPad now supports Apple Pencil"
As for me, this device still make a sense of toy, instead of attempting to dedicate is as something for business purposes. Mostly according to pictures with handdrawn effects PS: not a user of mac, iphone, ipad, etc :)
I can do full development, and design on an iPad. It's a PC just like any other PC. It simply has a different workflow.
Can you expand a bit more on your development workflow on an iPad?
Dying to know how you're installing Node modules or perhaps spinning up some IIS servers on your iPad.
I use an iPad Pro every day at work. Sketching is integral to my design process. Being able to quickly sketch and share the drawing to my desktop as reference while I work in sketch, or someone on my team is invaluable. And I can take all of my sketches everywhere and anywhere.
I've been toying with the idea of using it as a tablet for my Mac, too (with Astropad or similar), but haven't gotten around to it yet.
Additionally, as someone who is now a designer and grew up making stuff on a Mac, and now a parent, I'm super happy that Apple is making the iPad into something that encourages creation, not just consumption (even though it is great for pulling up Elmo videos, too).
What's your go to app for sketching?
Concepts. It's like "Sketching Plus". Decent pencil, pen and marker tools, and once you get used to the interactions you can move things around really fast. Highly recommend it.
For art stuff (home) I use Procreate.
The context seen here is education, in which the hand drawn effects are key, additionally it's an original 1984 Mac throwback.
Fantastic! This makes the iPad so much accessible.
Seems clearly aimed at students. (Non-design students, that is.)
It's exciting that the pencil will finally be on an affordable iPad. I've been using the pro and not enough apps take advantage of the pencil. I want to see how we can make better more precise interactions now that it's affordable.
excited for these classroom management tools to trickle down to parents!
also excited to see what the homeschool market does with this - if anything.
I was wondering is there a specific reason why you can connect it to any bluetooth keyboard but not their own smart keyboard?
There’s no Smart Connector, likely to save on cost, and they’d have to make another form of Smart Keyboard to support it. Probably not too many people want to buy a $159 keyboard for a $329 iPad?
I thought it would be going in the direction of the X with the full screen / no home button approach. Wonder why they decided against it.
My guess is that would the idea behind a future iPad Pro, this is just the entry level model.
As seen below, this is the 'iPad' which is their base product, at $329 it is almost half the cost of the flagship 'PC-killer' iPad Pro.
This year's pro will get that and the new A11X CPU which should be faster than a Core i5.
Those handwritten annotations are strange. Has Apple done that before on other product sites? And in some cases the notes are not in that style. Not sure the logic behind the design approach of the page. Let alone the product as a whole.
This iPad was launched at the Apple Education event where it was pitched as a tool for students and teachers. The keynote was in the similar handwritten style and they have done this before with Macs.
Ok interesting they've done it before. Just seemed a bit gimmicky.