For the past few weeks, we've been hearing more and more rumors related to the imminent launch of the iPad Pro, which makes us believe that Apple is indeed interested in launching a bigger-sized iPad. And now we're getting some fresh intel that further strengthens a potential unveil of the iPad Pro.
A fresh report form analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities says that Apple is likely to launch a simple stylus to enhance the upcoming 12.9-inch iPad user experience. What's even more interesting is that he mentions that a more advanced model with 3D handwriting will be released later on.
The analysts bases his assumption judging on the many stylus-related patents that have been filed by Apple and on his own research. He said the following:
"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."
He further adds that because of the big price of the iPad Pro, the stylus will be offered as an accessory:
"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."
Ming-Chi Kuo also thinks the first stylus won't have too many features,
"The addition of a gyroscope accelerometer to a stylus allows users to write not only on the display, but also on other hard surfaces and even in the air. While this is a fantastic application for a stylus, we think the required software and hardware is not fully developed yet. Hence, we don't expect Apple's stylus to support 3D handwriting in 2015."
So, what do you think about these new details? Do they make sense or Apple will stick to its usual cycle of releasing iPads in fall and at the same sizes?