iPad Pro and Apple Pencil
Love it or hate it, Apple knows how to make a good piece of tech—and that’s certainly the case with the iPad Pro. Bigger than its predecessors at an enormous 12.9 inches—although still unbelievably light and thin—it’s not just the size that’s impressive. Apple has beefed up this tablet with an A9X processor chip, offering nearly double the CPU performance of the iPad Air 2. Along with 4GB of RAM, this means that the iPad Pro can be used for much more complex and creative pursuits than just browsing the internet and the casual game of Angry Birds.
The iPad Pro also has the highest resolution display of any iOS device so far, boasting 5.6 million pixels. This, coupled with the larger canvas size, makes the tablet the ideal platform for creative pursuits, like video editing and designing—which precisely is the reason behind the Apple Pencil.
Making use of the tablet’s ‘Multi-Touch’ feature—which enables the iPad Pro to recognise more than one point of contact with the screen—the stylus offers users a number of different design tools in one pencil. Highly responsive, the iPad Pro collects twice the data points from the Pencil than it can collect from your finger, allowing you to draw lines of any weight, add shading—or anything else you might need to do while sketching, painting or drafting. Apple Pencil, £79, iPad Pro, from £679—apple.com