Raheem Nelson

Hands on with iPad Pro

Welcome to my blog! Today’s post is all about the iPad Pro. 

Recently Apple invited me to an exclusive party in Manhattan to try out the upcoming iPad Pro. I was able to create some paintings on it using the Apple Pencil and will share my thoughts on the device.

I’ve been painting and drawing on an iPad (exclusively since 2010.) I adore my iPad but also recognize its limitations. There’s no native palm rejection and no true multitasking for one. This is going to change with the iPad Pro. I was able to paint on it for about an hour or so.

I used a beta version of Procreate 3 and Paper 53 with the Apple Pencil. The Pencil is sturdy and I like the look and feel. Drawing and painting was very fluid and being able to rest my hand on the screen while drawing is amazing. It’s pixel precise and the machine can keep up with me at virtually any speed. Also the screen real estate is much appreciated. I’m reminded of using my sketchbooks in college.

If you use an iPad for creating art or are just curious this will be the device to get. It’s still portable despite it’s robust size and is what I think to be an iPad predominantly for creative types. Apple did not specify an exact release date but I imagine it’s in early November. I’ll post an official review once I actually buy one.

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