WATCH: What you can do with the iPad Pro's stylus, Apple Pencil

The new Apple Pencil on display during a media event in San Francisco, California, on Sept 9.
The new Apple Pencil on display during a media event in San Francisco, California, on Sept 9. PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - When the iPad Pro - essentially a bigger and more powerful version of the iPad - was launched last Wednesday (Sept 9), it also marked a new milestone for Apple.

The tablet was paired with a stylus called the Apple Pencil, a first for the tech giant. The stylus, which costs US$99 (S$138.70), will be available in November.


An exhibitor demonstrating how to use the Apple Pencil on the new iPad Pro. PHOTO: AFP

The impressive tool enables users to draw strokes depending on the pressure exerted. It is suitable "whether you're sketching in the park, painting a watercolour portrait, or drafting a blueprint", according to Apple's website.

A short video introduction of the stylus, narrated by Apple's design chief Jony Ive, shows a user demonstrating its uses and level of precision - right down to a single pixel.

 

It comes with a lightning connecter for charging, and can be plugged directly into the iPad Pro.

Netizens, meanwhile, had a field day poking fun at it as memes and jokes flooded the Internet.

A number of them pointed out how the late Apple founder Steve Jobs had delivered his famous line when unveiling the first iPhone in 2007: "Who wants a stylus? You have to get em', put em' away. You lose them. Yuck."