Why doesn’t my Bamboo Fineline or Intuos Creative Stylus work with a new iPad?

All of the Wacom smart styli, Bamboo Fineline, Intuos Creative Stylus and others, are carefully engineered for compatibility with Bluetooth enabled iPads, generation 3 and above. However, each of the iPads has a different signal level. Thus when Apple introduces a new one, the interaction with every smart stylus changes. To insure compatibility with some of the iPads requires a complete redesign of the stylus – mechanical and industrial design as well as firmware. A firmware update alone won’t solve the compatibility. For current styli compatibility see

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