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Apple Promises Apple Pencil Navigation Capabilities Will Return in Next Beta of iOS 9.3

Apple Promises Apple Pencil Navigation Capabilities Will Return in Next Beta of iOS 9.3

Posted February 23, 2016 at 11:57pm by iClarified · 12753 views
Apple has issued a statement addressing reports that claimed the company was planning to remove the ability to navigate iOS with the Apple Pencil.

The navigation capabilities of the Apple Pencil first disappeared in iOS 9.3 beta one. Initially believed to just be a temporary removal due to the firmware's beta status, users because increasingly distraught with each passing beta.

Some reports even confirmed the removal was intentional.

Relay.fm co-founder Myke Hurley said, "Sources in the know confirm that removing the functionality of the Apple Pencil is a decision inside of Apple. It is not a bug they have overlooked for three betas. It is a decision."

Today, Apple decided to get ahead of the rumor and has issued the following statement to The Verge:

Apple Pencil has been a huge hit with iPad Pro users, who love it for drawing, annotating and taking notes. We believe a finger will always be the primary way users navigate on an iPad, but we understand that some customers like to use Apple Pencil for this as well and we’ve been working on ways to better implement this while maintaining compatibility during this latest beta cycle. We will add this functionality back in the next beta of iOS 9.3.

So, it shouldn't be long until the Apple Pencil navigation features are added back to iOS 9.3 Preview. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.

Apple Promises Apple Pencil Navigation Capabilities Will Return in Next Beta of iOS 9.3
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mattt - February 24, 2016 at 2:42am
There is a reason that the Note tablets are popular...
. - February 24, 2016 at 4:37am
And that was just for a bugger display. The pen has nothing on apple pencil that's made to work like art on an eisel instead of something phone sized.
. - February 24, 2016 at 4:37am
Mattt - February 24, 2016 at 6:42am
Tablet bro. They make a 10.1 inch note tab, a few actually, with the stylus. I wasn't talking about the 5.7 inch phone. If you think that's a tablet, you should go back to school.
. - February 24, 2016 at 1:05pm
Not what I meant. Notes now have a bit less t do compared to iPad Pro with multitasking and how drawing works on it.
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