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Apple banned the iOS 9.3 Apple use a Pencil as a stylus

On Monday Apple started testing the next, the fourth beta version of iOS 9.3. Users of this version of the OS tell you about a large amount of new features and functions embedded in firmware. However, as it turned out after a more detailed study of iOS 9.3, it contains not only useful changes.

The fourth version of iOS 9.3 confirmed the fears of users: in the new OS from Apple Pencil into a stylus in an ordinary drawing tool. Operating system, currently available in the form of a beta, simply disables the function of the electronic pen stylus for Apple.

Have users testing out the iOS 9.3, there were hopes that the it is a feature of prior releases. However, the fact that Apple crippled the functionality of the Pencil is preserved to fourth Assembly said that this was a deliberate step. After upgrading to iOS 9.3 branded pencil Apple $99 will stop working with the iOS interface, text, scrolling content, open the app and perform any action not related to drawing and writing.

“Sources familiar with the development of iOS 9.3, confirmed that limiting the functionality of Apple’s Pencil – already the decision of Apple. It’s not a glitch, which the company forgot to remove the three beta versions. This decision”, – writes the co-founder of’s Mike Hurley.

Currently, Apple does not disclose anything about disabling Apple Pencil stylus, so users have a timid hope to believe that the behavior of the pencil by mistake. But, apparently, it’s not an issue, and the deliberate restriction of device capabilities.

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