iPad Pro 3rd Gen IPP w/ASK gorilla arm

Discussion in 'iPad' started by cornerexit, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. cornerexit macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2014
    Solved. Apple Pencil. I was getting a little bit of the gorilla arm using the apple smart folio keyboard. My previous 12.9 just used the smart cover w/silicon case. Same for prior iPads. This is my first one using the keyboard and I quite like it. I always hated typing with the screen keyboard, constant fat fingering and mistakes. That was solved with a real keyboard. Now with the pencil I use it as a mouse. Quite a different experience. Kind of pissed Apple got me with both accessories but they work extremely well together. I got the pencil yesterday and started using it heavily during browsing sessions. Using it to open new tabs, close tabs, scroll, everything I'd use my finger for. Should also eliminate having to clean the screen as much as I do. Still prefer the damn thing to a laptop or desktop for 90% of use.
  2. jazz1 macrumors 68000


    Aug 19, 2002
    Mid-West USA
    I guess I'll have to break down and get the pencil next payday. I'm no artist, but it sounds like maneuvering with the pencil is helpful. Would a simple stylus do the same?

    Thanks for the insight.
  3. sracer macrumors G3


    Apr 9, 2010
    Prescott Valley, AZ
    Yes, a simple $1 store stylus will work just fine for navigation. While you're at the $1 store, pick up a white cotton glove and make your own "art glove". This will allow you to draw on your iPad with that $1 stylus and have "palm rejection". :D

  4. subjonas macrumors 68020

    Feb 10, 2014
    Don’t get the pencil just for navigation. A simple stylus would actually work better since the pencil can’t swipe from the screen edge which is pretty crucial for navigation.
  5. cornerexit thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2014
    I agree. I’m a day in. I did some drawings in notes and there has to be some better apps for the pencil.

    The pad has been my 90% of use device for what seems like a decade. ASK and the Pencil, satisfied customer. Don’t like the price though, for any of it. Keyboard and pencil have both been major changes in use.
  6. YourArsenal87 macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2018
    I do the same. However, I don’t find that it really mitigates gorilla arm that much. Guess it turns it into gorilla arm holding a stick.
  7. subjonas macrumors 68020

    Feb 10, 2014
    The pencil is great for drawing. I like the stock Notes app, but if I need something more robust I use Procreate. I’ll use the pencil for navigation only if I’m already drawing, and switch to finger for edge swipes. Also some apps respond differently to finger and Pencil input. When I stop being lazy, I want to get something like this: https://www.amazon.com/FRTMA-Pencil-Replacement-Stylus-Tablets/dp/B06XSVBSTG
    My main reason being, skin oil build-up affects drawing negatively so I want to start using a stylus as much as possible. Only thing is it won’t be able to do multi touch gestures.

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