At two years after his death, Steve Jobs still remains one of the most courageous, stubborn and curious technology master of the century. He used to say that, in order to succeed, people need to think different. He loved guiding his life after a simple, yet full of subtle meanings mantra: “Stay hungry, stay foolish.” As a result, he always sticked to his guns and created the Apple legacy that is so brilliantly contoured today.
But there are some things that Steve didn’t want to do. However, the new CEO of Apple proclaims his independence by making decisions that are actually opposite to those who have built the colossi of Apple. Strategies collide, and most probably, sales will too. Critics have gone very far with the observations, strongly believing that the new iPad from Apple changes Jobs’ legacy in many ways.
One of Steve Jobs’ most unapproved tools is the Stylus, and analysts for Apple predict that the next gadget that will be born is an iPad that has its own stylus. Jokes about the stylus became a personal touch of Steve’s in presentations and interviews. When the first iPhone was launched at the Macworld Convention in San Francisco in 2001, he loudly spoke his mind on the matter.
“Who wants a stylus? You have to get ’em, put ’em away, you lose ’em. Yuch! Nobody wants a stylus. So let’s not use a stylus.”
His moquery soon became famous; another reason to sustain it is that when he came back to Apple in 1997, the first thing on his bucket list was to take the Newton off market, some sort of tablet that has a stylus. He used to say that people shouldn’t invent another stylus, because God already have humanity 10 of them. His famous line, “If you see a stylus, they blew it!”, has created a bond between the Apple customers and gadgets that are operated only by hand.
The new tablet that will use this tool will have a 12.9-inch display, therefore the golden rule of Steve Jobs for tablets has been followed: an iPad should always be larger than 10 inches, because the applications don’t work at their best capacity if the screen is smaller.
Ming-chi Kuo from KGI Securities believes that the stylus is an accessory that won’t raise the price of the iPad “Pro” and confirms the possibility that it will have a 3D handwriting option, that can only be incorporated in the system by using the stylus.
“We don’t foresee significant sales of an optional stylus in 2015 and forecast unit shipments of 2-2.5 million. But we believe that the stylus could improve the experience of users, however, and will likely help Apple develop specific customer groups such as the corporate sector and educational institutions.”
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