Although many manufacturers introduced products that leveraged a stylus--including everything from the Apple Newton to the Philips Nino--when Apple introduced its digital Pencil in 2015, it truly changed the way users work with tablet computers. Whereas previous styluses enabled writing and drawing, the Apple Pencil produced a remarkably different experience; the pressure a user applies changes the heaviness of the digital instrument’s stroke, as does the angle at which the pencil tip contacts the tablet surface.
The Apple Pencil and iPad combination offers improved handwriting recognition, more precise operation, and erasing capability. Learn how to make the most of your Apple Pencil in this free TechRepublic PDF download.
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HOW TO KNOW WHICH APPLE PENCIL WORKS WITH YOUR IPAD
Start by ensuring you purchase and use the right Apple Pencil with the right iPad. The Apple Pencil 1st gener-ation ($99) is round, white, and 176mm long with a silver metallic band at the top. This Apple stylus works with these iPad models: