The Apple Pencil is AMAZING!

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  1. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    I am SLAYED. I was signing my name like a regular pencil or pen. It was crazy insane. Everyone was mesmerized by the pencil. Yes the iPad Pro is a FrankenPad.
     
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    I think a few stores randomly had them. One of the two stores in my city actually got a few this morning, but they all went to people who ordered last night. The other store didn't get any, but had tons of actual iPad Pro units (you could still buy a 128 as a walk-in). Seems really disorganized. None of the employees knew anything about it other than what the online store said.
     
  5. M-5 macrumors 65816

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    I played with the display model pencil at the Apple Store. I really enjoyed it for the couple minutes I played with it. Unfortunately they had none in stock.
     
  6. AdonisSMU thread starter macrumors 603

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    That's what happened to me. They said next week.
     
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    Do you need the pencil to activate the Ink settings in Office?
     
  9. AdonisSMU thread starter macrumors 603

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    Not sure.... I used several settings in the notes app.
     
  10. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    I played with one for a couple minutes in the store today (none in stock for sale).
    Anyone see how to get palm rejection running? The Notes app didn't do palm rejection, nor did OneNote (at least the version pre-installed on the demo model).
     
  11. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    I thought that apple stores were holding them for business customers only? I should contact the business team at my local store.
     
  12. Atomic Walrus macrumors 6502a

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    It's up to the app developer to implement. The best version is a "no drawing with touch" toggle, but I'm guessing no one has implemented this.

    The traditional Wacom/Ntrig solution is to disable touch when the pen is in contact or hover range, but Apple isn't doing it that way. You can pinch and zoom while drawing for example. I imagine it will be tricky to get right and some apps will just have poor/no palm rejection.
     
  13. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    While I'm sure that's true, I'm somewhat surprised that Apple's own Notes app doesn't support palm rejection.
     
  14. Atomic Walrus macrumors 6502a

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    This was my concern when I saw that neither Notes nor OneNote had a Pencil only toggle. I was hoping that these options were just hidden when you didn't have a supported device, but maybe not...

    Non-functional palm rejection would make this a complete failure no matter how good the input quality is. I'm heading to the store to try the demo model and I'll report my experiences here in a bit.
     
  15. McGiord macrumors 601

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    No pencil anywhere nearby. The employees at the local store here also mentioned they had no clue about it. I am starting to guess there may be a constraint in the supply chain or a real problem with them. Hopefully they get more in the next few days. I guess their marketing team may also waging how many were ordered and how many they can actually sell to adjust their production runs. I hope the price goes down sometime down the road, that thing is too expensive.
     
  16. Fancuku macrumors 6502a

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  17. the future macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, but this is total bull. I tried the pencil with the Notes app (as well as one of the Adobe apps), and palm rejection was perfect. Several reviews report the same.
     
  18. judas731 macrumors newbie

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    Interesting story about my Apple Pencil. I ordered one at the only store that said they'd have it today, picked it up and the box said 'demo model, do not sell' but they gave it to me anyways.

    Fast forward to an hour ago I received a call from the store manager asking me to return it immediately and needing to wait until the stores have non-demo models available. She was polite and told me they'd provide me a free one. Then I just received a call from an Apple rep from Austin Texas informing me I need to call them back immediately.
     
  19. AdonisSMU thread starter macrumors 603

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    Palm rejection was perfect for me as well. I tried it out at an NYC Apple Store.
     
  20. Bbqthis macrumors 6502a

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    My experience as well.
     
  21. AngusW macrumors 6502

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    For those that have had the chance to play with them did you try using it on your iPhone or your own iPad? I know most of the features are made to work with iPad Pro but curious as to how well it works on other devices.
     
  22. the future macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't try but it WILL NOT work AT ALL on ANY other iOS device as it is not capacitive! That was one of the revelations in the review on daring fireball.
     
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    Please give us an update on this. Will you return it?
     
  25. Bbqthis macrumors 6502a

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    It works as well as poking at your phone with well...a pencil. That is to say, it does absolutely nothing.
     

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