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Apple Pencil with new MacBook Pro Touchpad!

TSE

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How cool would this be?

I think there is a reason they didn't call it a "Mac" Pencil, or iPencil, or pair it with the iPad.... they want it to work across all devices... and I could see it being able to be used on the new touchpad that MacBook Pros are going to have! The capabilities of a drawing tablet, built into the MacBook Pro! Wow!

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Samuelsan2001

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I think it's highly unlikely to be honest a trackpad is just too small to make that a good option for graphics tablet replacement.
 
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Donka

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I'm kind of expecting some kind of official integration between the iPad Pro and Mac OS so you can use the iPad Pro and Pencil as a tool on the Mac. Something more official over what the Astropad app gives.
 
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redheeler

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The Pencil has a lightning connector, so it's pretty clearly meant for use on iPads and possibly a future iPhone Pro 5.5". This has nothing to do with moving away from the i in product names, or that Apple might've had to pay a trademark fee to use the name iPencil.

As mentioned, the MacBook trackpad is too small to be a real substitute for a dedicated drawing tablet.
 
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TSE

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I think there are some interesting ideas here!

Official iPad Pro integration would be pretty sweet and interesting, Astropad suits most people perfectly but I could see an even more integrated experience kicking ass and earning the iPad Pro it's Pro name!
 
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boston04and07

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Personally I do think it'd be pretty cool and I can see Apple integrating this somehow. They do want to sell as many pencils as they can, after all, and I can see this being useful. Different than how it's useful on the iPad Pro, but useful nonetheless. If I ever buy a pencil, it'd definitely be for use on the iPad first and foremost, but it'd definitely be cool to have it work with my other devices too.
 
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