“According to respected and generally reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities, Apple’s long-awaited 12.9-inch iPad Pro [2732 x 2048 resolution display] will feature Force Touch stylus support,” Cam Bunton reports for 9to5Mac.
“He expects the larger tablet to go in to production between September and October and that the stylus will be able to take advantage of the new iPad’s Force Touch-enabled screen,” Bunton reports. “It’s being imagined as a feature which could help users more easily navigate the larger display of the iPad Pro.”
“KGI’s analyst suggests Apple could sell up to as many as 5.5 million units of the 12.9-inch iPad this year, and under 1 million accompanying styluses,” Bunton reports. “Apple is expected to announce the larger tablet at an event later this year…”
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MacDailyNews Take: Perhaps our next primary road machines! Much testing required first to see if it can at least match the 12-inch MacBook for our needs on-the-go.
With years and years of work on smart styli, it certainly seems like Apple’s getting all of their ducks in order for the 12.9-inch “iPad Pro,” at least, where it might make the most sense – as opposed to a 3.5-inch (or even a 5.5-inch) iPhone:
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
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