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Apple to Release Optional Stylus for Larger iPad Pro?

Apple to Release Optional Stylus for Larger iPad Pro?

Posted January 18, 2015 at 8:19pm by iClarified
A new report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, relayed by MacRumors, predicts that Apple will release an optional stylus to accompany its rumored 122.2 - 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The stylus would likely be targeted at enterprise and creative users.

Given that it’s more precise than a person’s fingers, a stylus can be more convenient to use than the combination of keyboard and mouse in some cases. Therefore, we believe Apple’s stylus will improve the user experience of 12.9-inch iPad.

Kuo doesn't think that Apple will include the stylus with the iPad as it will drive its price too high.

"We don’t think all users will need a stylus initially. Coupled with its unfavorable cost structure, high selling prices may turn consumers off if the 12.9-inch iPad is always bundled with it. We therefore expect the stylus to be an optional accessory before sufficient user feedback is received."

It's suggested that the stylus would be charged via a Lightning connector as a wireless charging solution would be too costly. The initial stylus likely won't have a gyroscope accelerometer but future models could add this feature for "3D handwriting", letting users write on other surfaces and in the air.

The stylus could launch alongside the rumored iPad Pro in the second or third quarter of this year. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, or RSS for updates.

The larger tablet could also be beneficial for other companies such as Adonit who specialize in styluses for the iPad.

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it wasnt me
it wasnt me - January 20, 2015 at 2:54am
“Who wants a stylus?” Jobs said while introducing the iPhone. “You have to get ‘em, put ‘em away, you lose ‘em. Yuch! Nobody wants a stylus. So let’s not use a stylus.” Copying from 5.5inch screen size to android features and now stylus. Apple always waits for a product then imitates it, always busy copying things because they cant innovate and ISheeps still claims their cult is still supreme.
Usceim - January 21, 2015 at 2:35pm
Seems that you did not get yet that Samsung is owned by Apple, why? Because so they can make money out of the Apple haters like you. I still prefer the original Apple.
TPC - January 19, 2015 at 5:05pm
Going to sell crappy stylus separate ? If not it will increase the price ? lol. As if all apple products are selling for low price. Hahaha. All apple craps are expensive for nothing but doesn't matter we have many iSheeps who worship them. Now they will sell this stylus 150$ minimum as they are selling Mac mouse for 150$ plus. lololol
Grgv - January 19, 2015 at 2:53am
Who gives a crap about steve jobs already.
Angelo - January 18, 2015 at 8:51pm
It would go against everything Steve jobs said when he first introduced the iPhone in 2007!! He critiqued the palm pilot and its stylus! Why in the world would Apple release a stylus for the new iPad pro??? Doesn't make any sense
gamerscul9870 - January 18, 2015 at 8:54pm
So you can see hat you do for art than judging where you drew with a thumb. Btw iclarified, typo in 122.2" where it should say 12.2"
krishnakant26 - January 18, 2015 at 9:11pm
Steve Job said it during iPhone launch..and this is iPad pro they are talking about.
gamerscul9870 - January 18, 2015 at 9:33pm
If you think about the creativity ipad was mentioned about, it makes sense even with all the styluses made for it.
Jackson Browne
Jackson Browne - January 18, 2015 at 9:39pm
Steve Jobs isn't making this decision. Therefore, any reference to what Jobs said in 2007 is irrelevant.
Techno - January 19, 2015 at 7:23am
Palm pilot was creative use...is it? It's not and should not be compared to anything Apple. Quality brand over plastic solutions with very minimalistic use is not a creative tool.
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