Michael B. Johnson, who heads the Pixar team that develops the tools used to create its animated movies, tweeted that his team had been given the chance to test the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil – and described palm-rejection as perfect.

Lovely of our friends from Apple to stop by to let us take iPad Pro & Pencil for a test drive […]

It has perfect palm rejection as far as we were able to see … 

When the launch presentation failed to show a hand resting on the iPad screen, some had wondered about the ability of the device to handle palm-rejection – ignore the touches the screen would detect simply from the palm, heel or side of the hand resting on it while drawing. From the comment made by Johnson in response to a question, it appears there is nothing to worry about.

Johnson’s team focuses on developing tools used in the early stages of movie development, and says their job is to “understand the best way to jumpstart the process of quickly building the prototypes of our films,” suggesting that the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil might see a role in developing early sketches of future animations.

Apple finally announced the long-awaited giant iPad earlier this month, with pricing ranging from $799 to $1079 when it goes on sale sometime in November.

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