[NTLK] Daily Digest Subscriber - Am I the first to see the iPen and the obvious Newton connection?

Tony Kan tonykan at xtra.co.nz
Mon Sep 14 18:08:31 EDT 2015


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Very interesting, but I see it does have a battery.  Must be they didn't want to license the "no battery" tech from Wacom (or try to do something similar and get sued by Wacom).
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I think the problem is that the Wacom technology adds too much thickness to the unit this is one of the possible reasons why Microsoft moved away and adopted N-Trig. Wacom also has "parallax" errors near the edges of the display.

On the other hand, the Wacom technology is the undisputed leader when it comes to pressure sensitivity and responsiveness. Active pens have a reputation for a bit of latency between the movement of the stylus and the image appearing on the display. Maybe Apple has succeeded in reducing this latency to negligible levels.

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 always liked the idea of the Jot Pro but was afraid the plastic disc would scratch the screen) that I like but nothing with the precision I want.
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One other thing they are not mentioning, I suspect one should have a screen protector on with the pencil.  We know how well how easy a true stylus can scratch a screen, no matter now soft/nice the tip is.
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Couldn't agree more.

Tony Kan.




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