“Apple unveiled a new iPad Pro and stylus on Wednesday, and professional artists are ecstatic,” Jose Pagliery reports for CNNMoney. “The Apple Pencil is pressure sensitive. Press lightly, and the stroke gets thinner. Tilt the pencil, and the stroke gets thicker. Pair it with an iPad Pro, and there’s finally an Apple device to replace paper sketchbooks. College students can balance this on a knee when doing sketches at an art museum. Comic book artists can finally work from the couch.”
“David Macy is an artist at Adobe who tested the iPad-Pencil pairing sometime before this week’s announcement. He told CNNMoney that he was impressed by the iPad’s ability to quickly switch between programs, carrying files from one to another,” Pagliery reports. “And the stylus-tablet communication is seamless, he said. ‘There’s no glitches or latency when drawing. It keeps up with your movement,’ he said. ‘It really really feels great, and I think artists are going to love it.'”
“David Marquez is an artist at Marvel, where his work includes the ‘All-New X-Men’ and ‘Ultimate Comics Spider-Man’ series… ‘There are lots of artists already using iPads and other mobile devices as a creation tool,’ he said. ‘This is Apple creating an iPad with us specifically in mind,'” Pagliery reports. “And surprisingly for Apple, this price point doesn’t hurt. The iPad Pro starts at $799, and the Pencil is another $99. The total $900 package is slightly cheaper than the comparable 13-inch Wacom Cintiq.”
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MacDailyNews Take: The price of iPad Pro is an incredible value. We still can’t believe Apple got the entry point down to just $799!
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