iPad Pro Question for new Pro users w/Pencil

csjcsj

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When I tried the new Pros in the store, I was surprised that the screen had a bit of a texture. One of the things I love about the old ones was the smoothness of drawing on the scree. How do you feel about the change?
 

BaddAdvice

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Coming from the 9.7 Pro, I don’t really feel a difference at all - both seem very smooth to me.
 

csjcsj

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Very strange. It's not my imagination - I found an article online that was about Apple taking the new ones to Disney animators, and they noticed it too. Maybe it was only in the early models?
 

Lobwedgephil

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There is a bit more texture when using the pencil, but also smooth as can be. But it improves pencil use in my opinion.
 
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Treebark

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I’ve seen reviewers mention the new pencil and iPad having more drag, but I haven’t noticed it. Maybe it depends on how light of a touch you have?
 

DoubleFlyaway

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I’ve seen reviewers mention the new pencil and iPad having more drag, but I haven’t noticed it. Maybe it depends on how light of a touch you have?
The only time I have noticed it the slightest bit is in a teaching session when I was drawing on a whiteboard on my 2017, set the pencil down, and immediately picked up the new pencil to annotate a pdf on the 2018.
 

JayMysterio

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I haven't noticed it. On the 1st gen IPP we often got the screen protector to add tooth. With posts about the screen not registering the pencil properly, I've held off on a screen protector for now.
 

Absrnd

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That "texture" is dried up saliva, hand grease and more you dpn't want to know about,
you can probably get some great stool samples from Those screens :rolleyes:
 

flur

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I don’t have anything to compare it to, but I really like the feel of the pencil on the screen for drawing. It’s a bit slippery for note taking, IMO. Definitely not too much texture, and I’d be happy if it had a tiny bit more.