Disney Takes a Turn With the New iPad Pro

Why should Pixar (owned by Disney) get all the fun? Disney also animators got a chance to try out Apple's new iPad Pro, before its widespread availability next month. Apple knows how to appeal to its audience. Just as the Apple Watch was made available to select fashion, athletic, and entertainment celebrities before the general public, Apple is taking its new tablet to premier artists who just happen to have a great relationship with Apple.

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The feedback has been great ("Let's order a bunch of them") and one new tidbit that AppleInsider is reporting, thanks to the tweets and Periscope video, is that the screen on the new iPad Pro appears to have some texture or "tooth." Such a surface could provide analog feedback to the artist as their official Apple Pencil moves across the screen. This would be in sharp contrast to the smooth as silk glass surface of today's iPad and iPhone. Although it could just be the sense of feedback the pencil is providing.

Olaf

The artists seem to approve, and you can check out the nearly century old Mickey Mouse being drawn on the most modern tablet ever created. Walt Disney and Steve Jobs would be proud.

Mickey

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