Apple has added new features to the Apple Pencil hover feature in the iPadOS 16.4 update, adding support for Altitude and Azimuth for pen tilt.
Users using Apple Pencil on iPad devices updated to iPadOS 16.4 can further enhance the drawing experience by viewing the marker from any angle before actually doing it.
In an interview with TechCrunch, Leslie Ikemoto, Apple’s Director of Input Experience, and Stephen Tonna, Apple’s Director of Platform Product Marketing, introduced this new feature:
Using Procreate on iPad, the height and azimuth angles introduced allow you to draw the exact outline of the mark you want to make. This speeds up the user's drawing process.
Tonna said Apple “is always listening to customer feedback” and “is building things that customers don’t even think about. The Apple Pencil team hosts “Inktober” every October, inviting members around the world to create art on their iPads using the Apple Pencil.