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NiKKoM said:

Calling Wacom stuff specialist items is a bit too much.. only their most expensive stuff is top of the line.. The rest not so much.. Their stylus is fat, their stylus tips are awfull (you can actually buy replacements) and if your not buying the top of their line the quality isn't that great.. their Cintiq tablet are massive.. Apple is looking like to give something just as good at half the price.. Which is great case Wacom had no competition at all and always had high prices because of that 

Specialist as in the Wacom tablets are designed for 1 thing. "Jack of all trades, master of none." Not saying iPad is a jack, it might be great in some instances but a Wacom is designed for artists and a big pad is what artists may want. An artists drawing board is larger, their paper larger than 12 inches.

Not denying it's good for market but professionals will still buy the best needed for their work, not an iPad.



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Ever tried to get a wacom cintiq stylus replaced? They cost a Bomb, too. Apple is trying to market this this thing to entry level professionals such as graphic design or illustration students, that don't have the 2k to get an actual wacom cintiq, but might get the 1k to get this toghether.
Not defending Apple, I think their pricing policy is just as stupid as wacoms, but they're in good company pricing-wise.



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NiKKoM said:
The Fury said:

Are iPads better than a camera at taking a picture? Specialist items will always be better. Will it have the Wacom level of details on it or is it just an overpriced stylus for a touch screen computer?


Calling Wacom stuff specialist items is a bit too much.. only their most expensive stuff is top of the line.. The rest not so much.. Their stylus is fat, their stylus tips are awfull (you can actually buy replacements) and if your not buying the top of their line the quality isn't that great.. their Cintiq tablet are massive.. Apple is looking like to give something just as good at half the price.. Which is great case Wacom had no competition at all and always had high prices because of that 


I find their Stylus pretty comfortable to draw with but I guess that's down to taste. As for the cintiq I can only say, thank god it's big! Pixel desity just cannot keep up with an actual piece of papers precision, so drawing on a smaller tablet you constantly have to zoom in and out to get the level of detail you want. The downside to that is that you easily loose track of the complete picture though, so it's nicer to have a bigger screen. Would I like them to be lighter and thinner though? Hell Yes!



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LurkerJ said:
disolitude said:

Is this supposed to be clever or what?

As far as I know that's the original iPhone being talked about in the lame pic you posted, it was introduced when clicking on a screen with your finger didn't work well because resistive touch screens were the main technology used in devices that used a touchscreen. No one uses a stylus now to interact with their smartphones, Apple killed the stylus as we knew it back then and replaced it effectively with our fingers.

The new Apple stylus isn't used to interact with your device. It has its own purpose and its own apps. 

Hardly clever but maybe ironic?

Here is one that is actually clever, considering it was drawn in 2012.



disolitude said:
LurkerJ said:

Is this supposed to be clever or what?

As far as I know that's the original iPhone being talked about in the lame pic you posted, it was introduced when clicking on a screen with your finger didn't work well because resistive touch screens were the main technology used in devices that used a touchscreen. No one uses a stylus now to interact with their smartphones, Apple killed the stylus as we knew it back then and replaced it effectively with our fingers.

The new Apple stylus isn't used to interact with your device. It has its own purpose and its own apps. 

Hardly clever but maybe ironic?

Here is one that is actually clever, considering it was drawn in 2012.

It seems to me some people are turning off their brains and posting something stupid just to laugh at their failed attempts of joking.

The picture isn't clever or ironic. The styluses of the pre-iPhone era are dead and burried. They were used to do the simplest interaction, as smiple as clicking on an icon. No one needs a stylus to do that anymore. The new stylus is designed to be used inside apps for productivity purposes, designed to do something completely different than the stylus Steve was talking about.

Let's ignore the impressive Force-Touch technology that effectively introduced a right click equivalent to smartphones, ignore the Touch ID the competition spent years trying to catch up to, ignore the leading mobile processors Apple has been pumping out year after year, ignore Siri. All technologies Apple paved the way for them to become mainstream AFTER they iPhone was introduced. Ignore it all and dig something old Steve said when he was introducing a device with a capacitive touchscreen and its complimentary OS that changed the world and killed the concept of the stylus on a phone for good! All in the name of making fun of the new Apple stylus that has nothing to do with the rudimentary ones. Ironic indeed 

 

Too bad the surface pen and the keyboard cover came attached to horrible devices. One of them is completely dead and the other one only got "good enough" with its third iteration. Let's not pretend people worried about having to use a stylus on their Surface, that was the least of our concerns. We were too busy wondering "WTF is a windows RT?", we are actually still wondering about that

On a more serious note, with Skylake being officialy rolled out, the Surface Pro 4 may finally be a device I actually want.

Regarding the iPad, I am still disappointed with iOS9 on the iPad. It needs to do more , it needs to completely cut the cord with the PC or the Mac. Smart keyboard cover is also disappointing to say the least. iOSX may change my mind, but for now, iPad isn't doing enough.



The Fury said:

Specialist as in the Wacom tablets are designed for 1 thing. "Jack of all trades, master of none." Not saying iPad is a jack, it might be great in some instances but a Wacom is designed for artists and a big pad is what artists may want. An artists drawing board is larger, their paper larger than 12 inches.

Not denying it's good for market but professionals will still buy the best needed for their work, not an iPad.

what are you talking about? Do you even know the range of Products Wacom makes? The Cheapest Cintiq screen is 13,3 inch.. Most drawing pads they make have an A5 size.. mine is A4 which is 21x29 cm.. Way less then 12 inch.. We Digital drawers don't need a big pad.. Their Cintiq Tablets are 13,3 inch which is a bit bigger than the iPad Pro and thats the only size their tablets have.. Its weights 1.7 kg.. And the Cheapest one is 1400 euros.. I almost have no doubt that the 800 dollar, .7kg 12.9 inch iPad Pro  with the 99 dollar Pencil  will be the better product for professionals.. Adobe is making sure you can run heavy files in Photoshop on it.. Everyone is talking about it Among my Creative friends.. I like Wacom.. I have like 600 euro's worth of stuff on my desk and 300 euro's at home.. But if Apple delivers..its an iPad Pro and Pencil for my christmas bonus..

 

Edit- previews looking good http://youtu.be/Ak7pXLA2tm0



 

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