Wacom has today launched an iPad stylus that offers pressure sensitivity matching that of the company's Cintiq graphics tablets.

The new Intuos Creative Stylus has 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity, which is the same as Wacom's Cintiq and Intuos graphics tablets lines. This means that, when using the Intuos Creative Stylus rather than other styli to draw on your iPad, more of the sensitivity of your strokes will be recorded, and therefore you'll get a more accurate rendering of your drawings.

You'll be able to take advantage of the Intuos Creative Stylus' professional-grade features if you've got an iPad 3, iPad 4 or iPad mini, by connecting it to your iPad via Bluetooth 4.0.

At present, the Intuos Creative Stylus is supported by apps including Wacom's own Bamboo Paper, Autodesk Sketchbook Pro for iPad, ArtRage ProCreate and PsykoPaint. Wacom has said that support for Adobe Ideas will be added in the future, but hasn't mentioned Photoshop Touch support yet.

The Intuos Creative Stylus is available to buy now, and will set you back £84.99. For the cash, you'll get the stylus itself, as well as a carry case with a spare AAAA battery and two replacement nibs.

Alongside the Intuos Creative Stylus, Wacom also announced two Cintiq Companion tablets. Find out more about Cintiq Companion over on our sister title Digital Arts by following the links below:

The 'Wacom iPad' is here

Wacom Cintiq Companion: in photos