Apple could bring stylus back on its 12.9-inch ‘iPad Pro’
Another report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in KGI securities (who has a good record on inside scoops from Apple) shows that the Cupertino giant is planning to revive the use of a stylus on tablets as an accessory to the rumored “iPad Pro” that should be Apple‘s biggest tablet yet.
Kuo states that reviving the functionality of a stylus is just what the 12.9-inch iPad Pro needs for the enterprise and creative users that the tablet is aimed at.
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.
The reported stylus will most likely connect and charge via the company’s Lightning connector and not by wireless means. This, according to Kuo, is the road Apple is taking to keep costs relatively down. These styli could also have a gyroscope accelerometer to support “3D handwriting” so users can write in the air or on other surfaces, although this feature might come later on and not with the first few models of the accessory.
As for the alleged iPad Pro, previous reports suggest it could come with a 12.9-inch display with 2K resolution, a better A8X processor, 2GB RAM, and the company’s signature Touch ID.