Pages, Numbers, and Keynote Apps for iPad Now Support Apple Pencil Hover

Apple today updated its Pages, Numbers, and Keynote apps for iPad with Apple Pencil hover support. Apple says this feature "makes it easy to navigate, write, sketch, and illustrate with greater precision" on the latest 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

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The latest iPad Pro models can detect the second-generation Apple Pencil while it hovers up to 12mm above the display, allowing users to preview their drawing before they make it. And for the Scribble feature, which converts handwriting to text on the iPad, text fields automatically expand when the Apple Pencil is hovered over the screen.

Apple Pencil hover gained tilt and azimuth support with iPadOS 16.4, released earlier this week. Apple discussed the feature in a recent interview.

Pages, Numbers, and Keynote received a few other improvements on both iOS and macOS, including bug fixes and the ability to export and send a copy of a document, spreadsheet, or presentation in a different format from the Share menu. The updates are available for free on the App Store and Mac App Store.

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Top Rated Comments

BWhaler Avatar
15 months ago
Nice updates. iWork remains some of my favorite software that Apple makes.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sir_Macs_A_Lot Avatar
15 months ago

My Apple Pencil 2 completely died the moment after upgrading my iPad Pro to iOS16. This isn’t write.
"This isn't write"? Was that a clever pun or a bad spell check? ;)
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
adrianlondon Avatar
15 months ago

"This isn't write"? Was that a clever pun or a bad spell check? ;)
It was his keynote speech. He wrote pages, but his number's up.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hagar Avatar
15 months ago
Remember the days when Apple added cool features to iWorks? So that you wanted to use it over MS Office, but most of the time you couldn’t because of school or work.

But now it seems to have mostly faded into the background…
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kylelerner Avatar
15 months ago
My Apple Pencil 2 completely died the moment after upgrading my iPad Pro to iOS16. This isn’t write.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PBG4 Dude Avatar
15 months ago

They add nice features to the apps pretty regularly. People always comment on how good my ”PowerPoint” presentations look before I tell them that I don’t use PowerPoint. The updates just don’t get the major fanfare that they did when updates a were a paid, yearly affair.
I miss the iLife sections of MWSF. Just a huge differentiator when compared to the Windows world. Apple made video editing, audio editing, and DVD burning available to the masses in a way that was super simple to do and fun to use.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)