Analyst: Apple likely to launch simple stylus with 12.9-inch iPad Pro; advanced 3D stylus due later

“Apple is likely to launch a hardware stylus to enhance the user experience for its long-rumored 12.9-inch ‘iPad Pro,’ according one well-placed industry analyst with a strong track record in predicting the company’s future product plans,” Katie Marsal reports for AppleInsider.

“In a report obtained on Sunday by AppleInsider, well-regarded analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities said numerous stylus-related patents filed by the Cupertino-based company and his own research lead him to believe the iPad maker will launch a stylus in the second quarter of this year to compliment the 12.9-inch so-called ‘iPad Pro,'” Marsal reports. “Kuo believes that most users likely won’t need a stylus initially, prompting Apple to launch the device as an optional add-on, rather than including it alongside the jumbo iPad. ‘Coupled with its unfavorable cost structure, high selling prices may turn consumers off if the 12.9-inch iPad is always bundled with it,’ he wrote. ‘We therefore expect the stylus to be an optional accessory before sufficient user feedback is received.'”

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MacDailyNews Note:

Who wants a stylus? You have to get ’em and put ’em away and you lose them. Yuck! Nobody wants a stylus, so let’s not use a stylus. – Steve Jobs, January 9, 2007

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “dcham07” for the heads up.]

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