Is screen protector necessary for Pro with Pencil?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bchreng, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. bchreng macrumors 6502a

    bchreng

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    Is a screen protector necessary for the iPad Pro if I plan to use the Pencil extensively with it? Would it hinder the pressure sensitivity in any way? I'm really anal when it comes to scratches and marks on the screen and figure that a cleaner screen helps a bit when it comes to resale value.
     
  2. augustya macrumors 68000

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  3. Krevnik macrumors 68040

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    It shouldn't hinder pressure sensitivity too much. The sensor is in the Pencil for pressure, so the measurement doesn't depend on the screen. That said, if the protector is softer, then might mean you need a tiny bit more pressure to get the same result (dunno how noticeable it would be, just working from a hypothetical standpoint).

    I also wonder how sensitive the touch detection is though, and if you can still get a "light touch" to register through a screen protector.
     
  4. Menel macrumors 603

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    Do the ballistic glass protector. Probably have better performance.
     
  5. mgipe macrumors demi-god

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    Not necessary, but a matte screen protector improves the feel of drawing or writing with the pencil.
     

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