iPad3 screen less sensitive with stylus

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by chris9, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. chris9 macrumors newbie

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    I just bought an iPad 3 a couple of weeks ago. A big part of what I do with an iPad is sketching and painting. When comparing it to my iPad 1, it is noticeably less sensitive when using a stylus :(

    The way to most easily see the difference is by lightly drawing circles on both screens with the same stylus. It often takes at least a few more circles before a line is drawn on the 3 than on the one.

    Notes:
    - Same stylus in each test (Bamboo, Targus, and a couple no-name brands)
    - Both screens clean or both screens smudged
    - Multiple paint apps tried (Procreate, Sketchbook Pro, etc)

    Also- I went to the apple store to try and compare mine with display models, but they no longer have any painting/drawing apps installed :confused: A genius ran a diagnostic and said everything appeared ok (for whatever tha's worth).

    Just wondering if I need to return it? Though it's past 14 days now. Anyone else experience this... Any info would be greatly appreciated :)
     
  2. JMG macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't noticed anything like that. Maybe they can exchange it for you? Are you using a screen protector? Same brand on both old and new iPads?
     
  3. chris9 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Forgot to mentions that. Thanks!
    No screen protector on either one.
     
  4. chris9 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just tried out another brand new iPad 3, and pretty sure the results were the same. I'm thinking it's a coating on the screen maybe(?). And my ipad1 didn't have the coating or it's worn off.... The difference is slight, and will be worth getting used to I believe :) Maybe the coating will wear off eventually.
     
  5. chris7777 macrumors 6502

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    It is designed to work with your finger, that's why it seems so much more responsive.
     
  6. Mikes2pads macrumors regular

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    Our fingers have a higher density electro magnetic charge than sending the pulse through the body of the stylus and tip. Looses some field along the way . Fingers are best, there is a small stylus you put on the tip of a finger which might bring sensitivity up. Not sure though. Never had one.
    I do find a box wave stylus much less responsive than the Truglide model. Truglide is narrower and much better. It's my go to stylus
     

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