No demo for new iPad Pro and Pencil at the Apple store?
I went to the Apple store twice to play around with, and likely pick up, a new iPad Pro and Pencil. I’d tried it out on the refreshed regular iPad when that was released, and wanted to get a sense of the kinds of improvements they made over the older model and the standard iPad.
Thing is, they don’t have any apps installed that let you actually create art/test out drawing on the ‘Pad and play around with the pressure sensitivity of the Number 2 Pencil. They used to have Procreate installed on the old ones way back when. The first time, I came by the day the new Pros arrived and was told that maybe they weren’t set up yet. Today, I was told they don’t have anything installed, and I could test it out on Notes (ffs) or Slides (wtf).
Seems like really terrible way to demo/sell a device marketed to content creators. I’m assuming there’s probably some business reason to do this (maybe something to do with all the Adobe stuff they’re planning on rolling out?). But it sort of seems like another example of Apple knowing they have a captive market and sort of ¯\_(ツ)_/¯’ing when it comes to making their customers feel like they’ve earned it.