Does the Apple Pencil scratch the screen at all?

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  1. TheLondonFella Suspended

    TheLondonFella

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    I'm now thinking of getting one, but I've heard the "tapping" noise when viewing reviews and it concerns me that it may scratch the screen?

    Maybe not at first, but over time?

    Is the tip/nip really hard? Or is it slightly "rubbery"?

    Also, do you receive a spare tip/nib with it?

    Thanks ...
     
  2. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    nope. no scratch. had mine since beginning December.

    The tip is hard plastic, and does obviously 'tap' when doodling on the screen. but all safely. you do receive a spare nib. im finding mine quite durable too. use it for tapping hell out of my smart keyboard as well.
     
  3. TheLondonFella thread starter Suspended

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    Thanks, mate.

    I've always wanted to learn how to draw, so this could be a perfect opportunity.

    Think of the environment ;) ...
     
  4. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    as an artist, i was so eagerly looking forward to my Pencil before it arrived, but i found ironically i use my Pencil for navigation and note taking 99% of the time compared to drawing. and i never ever thought this would be the case.

    for me, the Pencil is a super mouse stand in. most excellent. so super fine and precise. it's a pretty flexible device and a complete game changer. i use a magnetic sleeve to clip it to the top bezel as it's home when not in use.
     
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    I feel decadent buying it (since I'm not very good at drawing or anything...I'll enjoy the photoshop though), but the Argos deal is too good to pass up.
     
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    Are there any apps / tutorials on learning how to draw with Apple Pencil - something I would like to explore too.

    Stewart
     
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    What is the Argos deal? I haven't seen any special offers...
     
  8. Loveandterror macrumors 6502

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    If you spend over £50, you get a £5 voucher, if you spend over £100 you get £10.
    That's mildly interesting.

    With Quidco cashback though you get 10% back of what you spend, if you pay by card in store. Not shabby. So you could get the pencil, get £7.90 cashback and £5 voucher to spend on something else.
     
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    In one of the reviews that I watched, an artist adapted "the" Pencil by adding a rubber grip to it (taken from a biro, he said).

    He stated how it was personal preference, but the Apple Pencil is quite slippery so it makes it easier to grip/use.

    Might be worth checking out?
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    I've vaguely heard of QuidCo before, but never looked into it.

    Thanks for letting me know about it.

    How much do you get back from QuidCo, again?

    And is it instant cash back, or do you have to wait to build it up?

    Cheers ...
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    Udemy is a great app, which has some (free) drawing courses.

    In fact, Udemy has a course for everything from coding to marketing ... and everything in-between!

    Also, YouTube should always be your first port of call.

    So many people teaching everything you can think of on YouTube.

    Good luck ...
     
  11. Loveandterror macrumors 6502

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    It's 10% up to £1000 at Argos.
    You don't have to build it up at Quidco. Withdraw onto your bank account whenever you get a cashback into your Quidco account.
    With Argos you'd get the cashback paid into your Quidco account mid May.Seems long, but it's better to get something back then not, right?!
     
  12. TheLondonFella thread starter Suspended

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    Deffo!

    Thanks for letting me know.

    I've never trusted "those kinds of things" but you seem to trust it.

    Apparently it's one of the longest running firms that offerers cashback like this?

    I might sign up.

    Thanks again ...
     
  13. Loveandterror macrumors 6502

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    I've been using them since Dec. and got over £30 in cashback so far. The other week they even gave me a £10 cashback bonus on top of that. And to be fair, I'm not the typical woman, I don't like shopping. This was just accumulated by necessary things that I bought online.
    They're definitely trustworthy.
    On average you can easily make a couple hundred £'s in a year, esp. When you switch energy supplier or phone/internet.
     

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