9ms response time on 1st generation Apple Pencil?

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  1. TSE macrumors 68030

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    Anyone know if the new, faster 9ms response time on iOS 13 is also coming to the first generation Apple Pencil? Anyone notice any differences?

    PS - I still love my 10.5" iPad Pro and one of the positive qualities of the Tim Cook era is his vision on the iPad has really been a positive for fans of the device. I'm just really hoping they release a new iPad Pro with a white screen bezel by the time I'm ready to upgrade. :)
     
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  3. Falhófnir macrumors 68040

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    I believe the first and second gen pencils both currently have the same 20ms latency, so if it's software optimisation I don't see why not? Having said that, the ProMotion display might be key to actually noticing the difference, and if so it would only really make a difference if you have the second gen pros and first gen pencil.
     
  4. TSE thread starter macrumors 68030

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    This is important because it could effect a lot of future buyers decision - the previous iPad Pros like the 9.7 / 10.5 / 12.9 are all much cheaper than the current iPads, and I could see a lot of digital artists / designers like myself that don't use their iPads for much besides digital art!

    The iPad with Procreate & occasionally using it for computer design work with a relatively unknown app named EasyCanvas has changed my design workflow completely! Sold my 20" drawing monitor!
     
  5. Shirasaki macrumors G3

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    The first gen Apple Pencil has higher latency than Apple Pencil 2. I guess first gen has 30ms or 40ms delay while second gen has 20ms, both under iOS 12. So this 9ms thing is definitely not gonna have the same effect on first gen Apple Pencil. Hopefully the latency could also be reduced for first gen Apple Pencil.
    Speaking of which, I tried this Apple Pencil 9ms in Apple Store. The effect is barely noticeable for normal use, but it is there. I am shocked by that low latency by a lot.
     
  6. AutomaticApple macrumors 65816

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    I believe the Apple Pencil 1 is 9ms faster instead of being 9ms.
     
  7. Steve J0bs macrumors regular

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    Just used my first gen pencil and it seems much more responsive.
     
  8. Falhófnir macrumors 68040

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    Just double checked the WWDC '17 keynote and as I thought the first gen pencil definitely has 20ms latency on the second gen (2017) iPad pros with ProMotion - I don't know what it is on the non PM iPads. I'm guessing ProMotion is the factor that determines whether the pencil will benefit, so you'll get it with pencil 2 but for pencil 1 you will have to have a second gen pro.
     
  9. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    If I had a way to check, I would be glad. The first gen seems to be running well on ipadOS.
     
  10. perezr10 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, the 2nd gen 10.5” iPad Pro got a reduction in latency from the 1st gen iPad Pro. The latency had more to do with the iPad hardware than the pencil hardware. So I’m guessing the 2nd gen iPad Pros have reduced latency too. Not that I’ll notice it.
     

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