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What would Jobs say? Apple reportedly plans to equip iPad Pro with stylus

Tim Cook’s latest revenue-driving business decision may lead Apple’s founding father to turn in his grave, if true.

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The afterlife of one of the most charismatic, famed yet controversial figures of the so-called “Digital Revolution” is likely not as blissful as Steve Jobs probably wished for. His baby is still a cash cow, and one of the world’s most profitable corporations, but recently, it seems to be going through some changes we’re unsure its creator would approve of.

The iPhone screen size boost was deemed pointless by Jobs numerous times during his tenure as Apple head honcho, but all in all, noticing the market trends would have certainly made the iPhone 6 Plus a necessity, no matter the CEO.

A bit harder to justify is the iPad move currently making the rumor rounds, and also pegged as inevitable by Ming-Chi Kuo. The KGI Securities analyst has been right about Apple-related releases and strategy shifts more than once in the past, so there’s a good chance he’s in the know once again.

“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 told Apple Insider, adding that “Apple’s stylus will improve the user experience of the 12.9-inch iPad.”

Yes, the iPad Pro tipped for an H1 2015 launch again and again. Not a fan of these pen-like digital contraptions, feeling maybe they’re a little uncomfortable and unnecessary, and always posing a danger of misplacement?

The good news is the iPad Pro’s stylus should be an optional accessory. And one that’s unlikely to bring grandiose profits to Cupertino initially, with only 2 to 2.5 million unit shipments forecasted for 2015.

Down the line however, you might be begging Apple to let you purchase one, as writing on other hard surfaces than the iPad’s actual display, and “even in the air” could become possible. The questionable decision can therefore lead to something greater, innovative in the true sense, so at the end of the day, Steve Jobs would be proud.

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