Apple Introduces New 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil Support

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Whilst I was busy in Paris at a press event on 27th March, 2018, Apple quietly updated its most popular iPad with support for Apple Pencil plus even greater performance, starting at $329/£319. The new 9.7-inch iPad and Apple Pencil give photographers and artists the ability to be even more creative and productive, from post editing photographs, creating images, sketching ideas and jotting down handwritten notes to marking up screenshots. The new iPad is more versatile and capable than ever, features a large Retina display, the A10 Fusion chip and advanced sensors that help deliver immersive augmented reality, and provides unmatched portability, ease of use and all-day battery life.*

“iPad is our vision for the future of computing and hundreds of millions of people around the world use it every day at work, in school and for play. This new 9.7-inch iPad takes everything people love about our most popular iPad and makes it even better for inspiring creativity and learning,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Product Marketing. “Our most popular and affordable iPad now includes support for Apple Pencil, bringing the advanced capabilities of one of our most creative tools to even more users. This iPad also has the power of the A10 Fusion chip, combined with the big, beautiful Retina display, advanced cameras and sensors that enable incredible AR experiences simply not possible on other devices.”

iPad’s beautiful 9.7-inch Retina display delivers gorgeous detail and vivid colours, and features a higher-resolution touch sensor that enables Apple Pencil support. First introduced for iPad Pro, Apple Pencil has become a popular and versatile tool among students, professionals and creatives and is now available to even more customers.

Apple Pencil delivers a remarkably fluid and natural drawing experience. Advanced sensors measure both pressure and tilt, and provide pixel-perfect accuracy and low latency for activities from note taking to illustration in apps like Notability, Pages, Numbers,  Keynote and Microsoft Office. iPad’s palm rejection technology even makes it possible to rest your hand on the screen while you use Apple Pencil.

The new iPad features the Apple-designed A10 Fusion chip with 64bit desktop-class architecture, delivering 40 percent faster CPU and 50 percent faster graphics performance for seamless multitasking and graphics-intensive apps.** The front- and rear-facing cameras offer exceptional low-light performance and HD video recording for document scanning, moviemaking and FaceTime calls.

The new iPad is a stunning, large viewfinder for immersive AR experiences. Its Retina display, powerful chip, enhanced cameras and advanced sensors, including a gyroscope and accelerometer for accurate motion tracking, are designed to support the next generation of AR apps.

Built for durability and mobility, the new 9.7-inch iPad features an aluminium unibody construction and ultrafast wireless that can deliver two times faster cellular data connections, so it is even easier to stay connected anywhere.*** With Apple SIM, customers can connect to wireless data plans right from their device when traveling in more than 180 countries and regions.****

iOS 11 introduces powerful new features for iPad. The Dock provides quick access to frequently used apps and documents from any screen, and makes it easier to multitask with Split View and Slide Over. Drag and Drop makes moving images, text and files between apps easier than ever. Apple Pencil is more deeply integrated into iPad with support for inline drawing. The Files app provides a central place to access and organise files no matter where they are located — on iPad or in the cloud with built-in support for iCloud Drive and providers like Box, Dropbox and others.

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (731) via Instagram

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Here’s day seven hundred and thirty one of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we select one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram, with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

Today, we congratulate photographer and mobile artist, @llaamerson – Laurie Amerson – with this breathtaking image entitled ‘Nothing can bring you lasting happiness, you have it within you.’.

View more of her body of work here.

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (726) via Instagram

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Here’s day seven hundred and twenty six of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we select one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram, with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

Today, we congratulate photographer and mobile artist, @janisbrandenburg – Janis Brandenbury Lee with this breathtaking image.

View more of her body of work here.

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Mobile Photography – TrueView Interview – ‘The Pregnant Moment’ with Liliana Schwitter from Switzerland

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Our TrueView Interview section is an area where we ask one singular question, to mobile photographers and artists and it is captured to video. This time, I have asked mobile artists to consider their work within a story telling/narrative framework. My thoughts behind this, include an 18th century thesis, ‘Laocoon: An Essay on the Limits of Painting and Poetry‘, Gotthold Lessing argued that although painting could not communicate narrative in the sense of telling a story, it could imply drama by aspiring to capture the “pregnant moment”. In photography, this idea thrives as the “decisive moment” first introduced by Henri Cartier-Bresson and his followers. Therefore, my question to a mobile artist we hugely admire, Liliana Schwitter from Switzerland [with the above in mind], is “how you build your image to express or allude to some sort of story. Do you plot, or not? How do you define it?

Many artists are working on their videos right now and each video is as unique and individual as each artist. We are fully conscious and respectful that you are all capturing a part of yourself and sharing it with us and we love it. Thank you.

Thank you for being a reader and viewer of our wonderful site. If you would like to view our previous TrueView Interviews, please go here.

untitled ©Liliana Schwitter

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Mobile Photography – Portrait of an Artist – Twenty Sixty Video Showcase

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We are delighted to present our 26th Portrait of an Artist Video Showcase. This is not only our final Portrait Of An Artist Showcase of 2017 but a truly celebration of Portrait and Self Portrait itself where inspiration, creativity, imagination and skill intertwine through delightful colours and shapes, that impress, provoke, excite, and motivate both, viewers and creators, to keep looking beyond, to keep looking for the inside, to try and find alternate selves for them and the others.

I want to personally thank you all for being a part of this valuable legacy of Mobile Photography and Art. Let’s keep on pushing it forward and making it great.

Wishing you the happiest of days ahead.

If you are not a member of our Facebook group… we highly recommend that you join us! This is our space for sharing newsworthy information and conducting discussions (what, when, where, why and how) regarding mobile portraiture and portraiture in general.

Please join our Facebook group for information sharing/discussions (link here)

Please upload your portraiture images to our Flickr Group for fortnightly showcase submissions (link here)

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this time, including:

Montse Abad, Damian De Souza, Mariette Schrijver, Maria Soulare, JH McB-Smartphoneographer, Eliza Badoiu, Giancarlo Beltrame, Isabel Afonso, Angie Lambert, Giulia Baita, Sukru Mehmet Omur, Jo Sullivan, Andrea Koerner, Lorenka Campos, Debara Splendorio, Vanessa Vox, Alex Paton, Kate Zari Roberts, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Aylin Argun, Kristie Benoit, Armineh Hovanesian, Marguerite Khoury, Ade Santora, Tuba Korhan, Michael Beresin, Nick Kenrick, Louise Whiting.

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Mobile Photography/Art – App of the Day – Artstudio Pro Giveaway Today

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We just announced news of this brand new app, Artstudio Pro from the highly accomplished app developers, Lucky Clan. Having taken three years of development, Artstudio Pro is the successor to the popular app Artstudio. Taking full advantage of the … Read more

Mobile Photography – Silent Auction – Very Important

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I was so saddened to read yesterday a post by a very respected mobile photographer and artist – Armineh Hovanesian about one of her friends who tragically died, attempting to rescue her friend from drowning in the Caspian Sea. Hovaneisan describes her friend, Vane, as “young and extremely talented, with a big heart, full of courage, even to the very last minutes of her life”.

To honor her memory, with the help of talented artists and volunteers, Hovaneisan is hosting a silent auction at the Bridge of Health’s Glow Gala. Some of the incredible art in this auction is mobile and some traditional, all are stunning!

Please take a look at some of the art in the auction at this link

I am quite sure that all donations will be very gratefully received. Bridge of Health [501(c)3] sponsors cancer treatments for economically disadvantaged children in Armenia. All sales are tax deductible and our art sales are earmarked directly in Vane’s name to be used for treatment. Thank you.

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 22 October 2017

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“Be wild, that is how to clear the river. The river does not flow in polluted, we manage that. The river does not dry up, we block it. If we want to allow it its freedom, we have to allow our ideational … Read more

Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (656) via Instagram

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Here’s day six hundred and fifty six of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we will be selecting one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag #theappwhisperer

Today, we congratulate @luison – Lrh Arquitecto –  with this breathtaking image.

Please view more of his body of work here.

[Please visit our Artist Directory and find out how we can add you too!]

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