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Apple’s previous history of pen based tablets – the Newton was a disaster.  Neither the technology was good enough nor were customers ready to use the Pen.

20 years on, the the market and technology has moved on.

Pen based products now are almost mainstream.

Apple has waited and watched, and has generally been a master at meeting market expectations.

The Apple Pencil for the ipad pro was a long time in coming.

Its a beautiful product but for one flaw which I have explained on more detail below from my blog in www.reinvent.me.

 

Did Apple get it wrong? Now I am a big fan of apple products, especially the iPhone and tablet. I also have used and followed the evolution of pen technologies since in 1990’s.  Be it the crosspad, the Anoto. livescribe etc. I also think there are a range of wonderful pen apps like audionote which are so useful in meetings, workshops etc and reduce the effort of taking and sharing notes and are a great aid to productivity and creativity. Pens and Pencils are so much more natural than keyboards in the right place so it is natural that you would want your device to be pen enabled. Microsoft have failed miserably with the OneNote app in what in theory should be a wonderful everyday app to make life simpler. Apple held back from bringing the pen to the tablet given its early failure with the Newton. In fact many other vendors launched excellent pens and apps be it to write, draw or graphics editing. However when Apple made the Pencil for the ipad pro I feel the missed an important

Did Apple get it wrong ? – ReInvent me | ReInvent me

Did Apple get it wrong? Now I am a big fan of apple products, especially the iPhone and tablet. I also have used and followed the evolution of pen technologies since in 1990’s.  Be it the crosspad, the Anoto. livescribe etc. I also think there are a range of wonderful pen apps like audionote which are so useful in meetings, workshops etc and reduce the effort of taking and sharing notes and are a great aid to productivity and creativity. Pens and Pencils are so much more natural than keyboards in the right place so it is natural that you would want your device to be pen enabled. Microsoft have failed miserably with the OneNote app in what in theory should be a wonderful everyday app to make life simpler. Apple held back from bringing the pen to the tablet given its early failure with the Newton. In fact many other vendors launched excellent pens and apps be it to write, draw or graphics editing. However when Apple made the Pencil for the ipad pro I feel the missed an important

Source: reeinvent.me/2016/08/04/apple-get-wrong-whats-wrong-with-the-apple-pencil/

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