Based on data coming from Apple suppliers, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the company could launch an accessory to accompany its 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
Apparently, Cupertino is working on a stylus to be included with the device to enhance the user experience.
“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,” Kuo wrote. “Therefore, we believe Apple’s stylus will improve the user experience of 12.9-inch iPad.”
The analyst says that the stylus would not be included as standard with the iPad Pro and it would be an optional purchase.
“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.”
It’s interesting to note that at the launch of the iPhone in 2007, Steve Jobs clearly stated his dislike for the stylus.