i’ve been loving the iPad Pro!
the speakers are fantastic. maybe it’s because with the screen being bigger
they are farther apart or perhaps magic from how they distribute sound between
the four speakers but you can really hear stereo effects nicely. it sounds
amazing in movies and games.
the pencil is great. you unplug the non-pointy end to get a lightning connector
you connect to iPad Pro to pair and charge. like other styluses though it is
pretty easy to lose. a find my Pencil app like the find my iPhone app would
iOS handles the palm rejection and it’s pretty much perfect. this is a really great
change from other styluses where it was up to each individual app to handle
palm rejection and things were never quite perfect.
the pressure response is great. one interesting thing is the scale of pressure
values is from 0 to 4 with 1 being “normal” pressure. this is unlike other
styluses that always normalized pressure to the 0 to 1 range. i’ve found you have
to press crazy hard to get anywhere near 4. the tilt is great too.
it’s taken me longer to get a Sketch Club update out for it than i had hoped.
i’ve done a pretty extensive overhaul of the internal brush system. not just
to support Pencil and all the iOS changes around coalesced touches, predicted
data, precise locations, etc but also for a ton of new features for the 2.2
update and for sharing brushes with PaintBot and some future apps.