New iPad (apple.com)

over 3 years ago from , Product Designer


  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, 3 years ago

    no one hypes extremely minor hardware refreshes quite like apple.

    11 points
  • R. KamushkenR. Kamushken, over 3 years ago

    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 :)

    4 points
    • Brian HintonBrian Hinton, over 3 years ago

      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.

      2 points
    • Spencer HoltawaySpencer Holtaway, over 3 years ago

      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).

      3 points
      • John MauroJohn Mauro, over 3 years ago

        What's your go to app for sketching?

        1 point
        • Spencer HoltawaySpencer Holtaway, 3 years ago

          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.

          2 points
    • Darren Treat, over 3 years ago

      The context seen here is education, in which the hand drawn effects are key, additionally it's an original 1984 Mac throwback.

      3 points
  • Brian HintonBrian Hinton, 3 years ago

    Fantastic! This makes the iPad so much accessible.

    2 points
  • Lee Fuhr, 3 years ago

    Seems clearly aimed at students. (Non-design students, that is.)

    2 points
  • Stan Marsh, over 3 years ago

    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.

    1 point
  • Michael KingeryMichael Kingery, over 3 years ago

    excited for these classroom management tools to trickle down to parents!

    also excited to see what the homeschool market does with this - if anything.

    1 point
  • Tycho M, 3 years ago

    I was wondering is there a specific reason why you can connect it to any bluetooth keyboard but not their own smart keyboard?

    0 points
    • Thomas Edwards, 3 years ago

      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?

      0 points
  • Shane McCleeryShane McCleery, 3 years ago

    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.

    0 points
    • Scott SmithScott Smith, 3 years ago

      My guess is that would the idea behind a future iPad Pro, this is just the entry level model.

      8 points
    • Darren Treat, 3 years ago

      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.

      3 points