Ever since the Apple Pencil launched, it was considered an amazing instrument for artists, calligraphers and anyone with the desire to draw. Soon people discovered you can do more than just draw with the pencil. You can use it to navigate around your tablet, push buttons, simulate finger-based gestures, select text and scroll up and down. Starting with iOS 9.3 public betas, all the above features have sadly vanished. The pencil was just a pencil, good for drawing and maybe pressing a few buttons. However Apple released a statement that this will change, and the ultimate goal is to give back those features. Starting with iOS 9.3 beta 5 build 13E5225a Apple Pencil support was added back along with some other improvements.
New features of iOS 9.3 beta 5
- Apple Pencil support was added back
- Night Shift mode has a Control Center toggle
- Apple Watch notifications are fixed
- Improved 3D Touch in portrait mode on iPhone 6s Plus