Apple Announces Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil for New iPad Pro

Today at its “Hey Siri” special event, Apple revealed two brand new devices for the newly-announced iPad Pro. The Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil both permit iPad Pro users to have more tactile experiences for sturdy work that a touch-screen alone cannot sustain, enhancing efficiency.

The Smart Keyboard comes constructed into a Smart Cover and makes use of the Smart Dome Change from the MacBook, which implies that the secrets click down evenly from any place you struck them. According to Apple, the keys provide the “precision, stability, and pleasing key feel of conventional keyboards.” The secrets are covered by a soft, custom woven material and the entire keyboard itself is “quickly foldable and can transform into a Smart Cover.”

The Keyboard links to the iPad Pro by means of a brand-new magnetic port called the Smart Adapter, which can send both data and power at the exact same time. Because it connects directly to the iPad Pro, the Smart Keyboard does not need a separate battery, on/off switch, or Bluetooth pairing– snap it on and it works automatically. The Smart Keyboard works with the QuickType features in iOS 9, for fast access to word predictions and autocorrect.

The Apple Pencil is a stylus that’s been designed from the ground up to deal with the iPad Pro. The touch system of the iPad Pro was created with the Apple Pencil in mind, for a considerably minimized latency and outstanding precision when utilized for activities like fine art illustration and comprehensive 3D design.

Sensing units inside the Apple Pencil permit it to find its position on the iPad Pro’s screen, tilt, and force, allowing pressure level of sensitivity. It also determines both angle and orientation to produce both broad or shaded strokes, and it’s precise enough that artists can touch a single pixel on the screen.

The Apple Pencil deals with popular iOS apps like Mail, Notes, Procreate, Adobe Photoshop, and Workplace 365. The battery lasts for a number of hours and it’s able to be recharged through the iPad Pro through a built-in Lightning port.

Both the Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard are offered independently from the iPad Pro. The Apple Pencil will retail for $$ 99, while the Smart Keyboard will retail for $$ 169. Both devices will be available for purchase in November together with the iPad Pro.

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