Apple Pencil is already loved by a large constituency, but new features added this fall will mean more and better use cases for the white stylus. Deeper integration for Apple Pencil has been developed for both the current and new iPad Pro range, the latter however does boast additional technological advancements such as ProMotion, developed to further boost the responsiveness and latency of the writing tool.

With the exception of ProMotion, all iPad Pros in the market are going to acquire a bunch of new skills. Naturally, the most prominent features were introduced under the buzzwords of Instant Markup, Instant Notes, Inline Drawing and Scan & Sign.

To flesh out Instant Markup, any device screenshot taken on iPad immediately creates a thumbnail in the newly-designed app dock, which in turn can be marked up or manipulated otherwise before being shared.

Besides this and a built-in scanner functionality for the enhanced Notes app, Inline Drawing (between typed paragraphs) for Pencil will be implemented, allowing for the user to easily clear as much space as needed between written words for drawings or sketches.

It is also now confirmed that touching the lock screen with Pencil will instantaneously open a clean piece of paper to work on. The instant note will be saved inside your Notes app in the event that the iPad is locked again.

What’s more is that iOS 11 boasts smarter machine learning algorithms capable of recognizing Apple Pencil handwritings in Notes, which means you will be able to search notes by way of Spotlight search and consequently detect files containing words scrawled by hand.

 

  • bllackghost

    why on earth the new iPad doesn’t support 3D touch?

    • It’s possible that the 3D Touch technology isn’t possible to implement with the Apple Pencil technology yet. Currently both screens are constructed differently and as a result are limited to offering different feature sets (which is why I don’t think iPhones support the true tone display technology either).

      But hopefully we’ll get that in the future! Personally I was just thinking yesterday that it would be really nice to drag the picture-in-picture player to someplace on the screen and be able to 3d press it to pin it to that location instead of having it insist on moving to one of the 4 corners.

      • Rowan09

        I believe they are saving the hardware for the iPhone since it would be too much to try and produce for the iPhone and iPad.