iPad tablet the same?

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  1. tripleh3lix macrumors 6502

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    Is the tablet (drawing tablet chip) the same in this one? I hear the iPad Pro is one of the better tablets for artists and haven’t been able to afford one... would the new 329$ iPad do the same thing and would it be the same level of accuracy?
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    The new iPad would lack ProMotion and would make using the pencil not quite as responsive.
     
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    It's still as responsive (if not more) than the 9.7" iPad Pro, which also lacked Promotion.

    To OP, yes it has the same functionality, albeit the gap between the screen and LCD makes it not as immersive as the Pro model iPads. You should definitely give it a try in an Apple store.
     
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    Sorry but ProMotions adds much to the use of the pencil.
     
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    Sorry but noone said it doesn't.
    Pencil still would work on the new iPad, just as it does on the 9.7" and 12.9" Gen 1 iPad Pro models.
     
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    We agree! It was when the next generation 10.5 iPad was released and I used it for the first time with the pencil and ProMotion really kicked in for the pencil use. It made a huge difference.

    I hated using the pencil until I purchased the 10.5. It is a big difference to me.
     
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    That is your personal preference though, lack of promotion doesn't make the pencil useless.
    I used my 1st Gen 12.9" iPP for over a year until 2nd Gen came out with ProMotion. Obviously ProMotion made the pencil a whole lot better, but I still enjoyed using it on my 1st Gen.
     
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    Yes, it IS my preference.

    I never said it would make the pencil useless.
     
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    I never said you did. It was the point I was making, that lack of ProMotion doesn't make the pencil useless.
     
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    Enjoy!
     
  11. DNichter macrumors 604

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    As others mentioned, it would be similar to the 9.7 Pro in pencil performance, but will not be as good as the 10.5. Personally, I think you'd be just fine with the cheaper iPad.
     
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    The iPad Pro has an A10X chip and the 2018 iPad has an A10 chip. However we really don't know how fast these things will be with the pencil until someone reviews it or you go and try them both out in store. These iPads are starting to sound like arguments you would have with Digital SLR cameras. If you have a pro DSLR how is it better than the Midrange or Entry level DSLR. They will have similar processors but are they the same. Each will get you the results, but some will do it faster.

    What I have noticed is when I'm playing games or loading an app on the iPad 10.5, it is faster. The camera, I had to admit, is better than the iPhone 5SE and 6S. Before I purchased the Apple Pencil, I played around with a stylus that I had lying around. It did what it needed to do. When I purchased the Pencil, the differences I saw were that the lines were finer which allowed precise layering. It will be interesting to use the Pencil when Apple updates their Apps (Pages, Notes, etc). Definitely look at everything you would like to do on the iPad, not just the pencil.


    32GB iPad :( so disappointed because if you hare trying to do all those things creative, you need more space. You could get an iPad 9.7 128GB for $200 more. Some stores are selling the iPad Pro 10.5 64GB for $499 (new) $549 (refurb).
     
  13. maflynn Moderator

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    Check out MR's front page. There's an article detailing the differences between the new iPad and the pro
    New Sixth-Generation iPad vs. 10.5-Inch iPad Pro
     

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