Apple Unveils Calculator App for iPad With Math Notes, Apple Pencil Support

Apple at WWDC today announced a new Calculator app as part of iPadOS 18 that features special Apple Pencil support and a new Math Notes feature.

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Apple says the Math Notes calculator allows users to type or write out mathematical expressions and see them instantly solved in their own handwriting. It's also possible to assign values to variables when learning new concepts in class, calculating a budget, and more.

With a new graphing feature, users can write or type an equation and insert a graph with just one tap, and can even add multiple equations on the same graph to see how they relate, according to Apple. Math Notes are also automatically accessible in the Notes app in a new Math Notes folder.

Basic and scientific calculators are included in the iPad app that are designed to make it easy to view complete expressions before completing them. Meanwhile, a History feature helps users keep track of previous calculations, and unit conversions let users quickly convert length, weight, currencies, and more.

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The first developer beta of ‌iPadOS 18‌ is available starting today, with a public beta following in July, and official release to the public in the fall.

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It’s asinine it took a decade and a half for such a basic app to be included natively. Almost a cartoonishly new record of stubbornness for such a simple ask. I would be embarrassed to even announce this after so long.
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Seems like the M4 was finally powerful enough for the calculator app /s
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"yay!"
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I was told it couldn't be done. Holy cow
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