Apple Pencil

“There are clearly things you can do sketching and writing on the iPad which you could never dream of doing in the analogue world.” -Jony Ive (“The story of the Apple Pencil” via MacRumors)

Drawing apps that replicate the effects of physical tools such as pencils and paintbrushes are a good start, but what I’m most interested to see in the years ahead are software tools that use the Apple Pencil input mechanism to produce output that is altogether new. Living paint. Fractal brushes. Music and sound creation. Maybe even math and data analysis. Tools which simply could not exist in the physical world.