ipad mini 5 on the way

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  1. darkmagistric

    darkmagistric Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    That was the only reason I recommend it at all....just because it is the most default iPad Art App. Like everytime I see an Artist drawing on a iPad....from either life drawing classes, or online/Instagram.....99.9% of the time....they are using Procreate. I have yet to warm up to it.....I just can't get accustomed to the limitations on Brush size, Layers (and lack of layer Groups). Just as an FYI....at a canvas the size of the screen 1536x2048, 60 Layers is the max for Procreate on the new iPad Mini. The Default super landscape 4K canvas...24 layers.. But for my normal Clip Studio workflow....typically I work on Canvas's 4096x4096 (squared for Instagram).....With that I get a max of 8 layers. For a layer hog like me, Procreate is torture.

    So long as Clip Studio and Medibang don't enforce limitations (within reason), they'll get my acclaim before Procreate ever does.
     
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  2. siddhartth

    siddhartth Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Most modern Smartphones have non existent lateral bezels in portrait orientation and most people including petite ladies have been using them just fine without much problems, because the software has gotten really good at ignoring accidental or intentional touches. I think the only device that really needs ipadpro sized bezels are modern Windows 10 convertible tablets like Surface go, Samsung galaxybooks. Surface go really needs a good trimming of bezels. ipadmini6 is supposed to be a pocket device, so i would support any trimming of bezels that can make it fit into more sizes of pockets on different sizes of people.

    Men and women, if they really can't fit it in their pockets, because of the bezels, will instead buy an ipad air in the first place. If they have to lug around a full sized bag or backpack for their tablet, they will prefer buying a decent sized machine like an ipadpro11.

    Also, that noch is getting old now, it's time for the punch holes or something even cooler.
     
  3. mrpentastic

    mrpentastic Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Did you guys know iPhone 6 and newer (excluding Xr) support the procreate app with full pressure sensitivity?
     
  4. wytn

    wytn Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Sorry i didn't reply before... i didn't finish typing a reply the other day. I was confused by the possible misunderstanding..
    So i'm used to iOS being a BT predator like you say, you're right. i've been using BT speakers and BT headphones with a couple of iPhones and my iPhone will agressivily connect before anything else every time.


    The situation was like this:

    - iPad #1 was previously paired with the Pencil.
    - iPad #1 state is OFF (completely shutdown, not on a sleep/standby, has been OFF for some time..)

    - I switch the iPad #2 ON (for the first time)
    // Only the iPad #2 is ON at this moment (iPad #1's state is still completely OFF/shutdown, I didn't switch it on)

    - i try to pair the Pencil with iPad #2 several times, it doesn't work

    What i tried then:

    - i switch the iPad #1 ON, then unpair / removed the pencil associated with that same iPad #1 from the BT devices list
    - Only at this point, after i did that, when trying to pair again the pencil with iPad #2, it finally worked (at the first attempt)

    That was the odd thing, to me.

    So yeah one of my guesses was because of the backup/restore process from iPad #1 to #2.
    Something else that i thought could be tricky if somehow a particular Pencil serial once associated with an iPad is also associated/registered with the iCloud account as it is for macOS & iOS devices... and i don't know, maybe some part of iOS didn't like that. :\ Between something like this and the backup-restore, i can see iOS being confused. (Even with different device names... etc. Probably oo many chances of hiccups...)

    Or maybe it was simply a coincidence..

    And sorry again if i wasn't clear in my initial post about this or initially completely wrote the opposite of what i meant, or there was no misunderstanding and i didn't understand anything at all & i'll just continue to drown in my confusion, no problem :)

    (I hope this attempt of making this Pencil oddity more clear didn't sound uhm 'bad' or something, english is not my native language... — I also initially didn't really want to post too much about this silly thing & monopolize the thread :/)
     
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  5. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Well, my local BB finally got in a display mini. Handwriting is quite good. I did notice a couple of hooks, however, which surprised me. Anybody else getting these?
    The size of the mini is great, even if the pen is a bit awkwardly sized. It reminds me of my old Asus Note 8. I can hold it in one hand and write with the other. It has a great feel for taking notes. The speeds seems impressive and the display is quite good. We'll see how long I can hold out against temptation. My boat is a couple of months away from being finished so there's no hurry on that front.


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  6. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Too late @Bronsky - you're toast now that you have held it and written upon its face - you'll be in three OS h#%% before you know it. I know first hand - my wife's Mini 5 has made a believer out of me and I have one coming from Apple tomorrow. It's GB12 and iPM for the win (for now). Although I like the bigger size of the iPP 10.5 for magazines, they are still very readable on the Mini and it is just so d@#$ portable it is amazing. Even smaller than the Asus Note 8 (except for the oversized Pencil). Also, you can type better on the 10.5, but I REALLY want to break that habit and use the GB12 for all real computing tasks and the Mini for note taking, reading email and iMessages, and media consumption.

    There's a 70% off sale at Slickwraps (today only) on all skins - you can get your back cover and a wrap to go around that slippery white pencil there! PS - don't forget to get one of those silicone gizmos from Amazon that connect the pen cap to the shaft of the pencil so you don't lose that cap.
     
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    wmadan Pen Pal - Newbie

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  8. Kumabjorn

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    @wytn

    Ok, I now see what you mean. Yes, that is one strong connection an I think it has to do with Apple's W1 connectivity. ASFAIK they haven't released any technical documentation but from my experience it seems to register some sort of ID so that no pairing is required after closing down the iPad. The first thing it does is when being turned on is check for that ID and if it is the connectivity is maintained.
    I base this speculation on depletion of the Pencil battery even when not being used. It sends out its ID on a regular basis and your iPad #2 doesn't recognize it or rather recognises it as belonging to another iPad pairing and thus refuses to pair with it. Obviously Apple never envisioned a scenario where people wanted to switch using the Pencil between two devices.

    Sent from my GT-N5110 using Tapatalk
     
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  9. nnthemperor

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    That's my attitude too, and so far I've been doing ok. Might change if I walk into an Apple store, though. Luckily there's none that close to me.

    Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
     
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  10. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    I have 3 within 15 minutes.:vbfrown:
     
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