Tim Cook claims that the Apple Pencil is not just a stylus
Even though Steve Jobs spent an iconic moment in time telling us why Apple didn’t believe in the stylus, well, we all know how that went with the iPad Pro. Then again we also heard him say the same about a small tablet, and that also went south with the iPad mini. The thing is, Apple doesn’t seem to see this as going back on its previous mentality, and here’s why.
Tim Cook was recently interviewed by the UK’s The Independent, and he took some time to discuss how Apple sees the iPad Pro. According to Cook, Apple didn’t really build a Stylus. He considers that a stylus is a fat device that brings a lot of latency to the experience, and that you really can’t sketch something like that. Cook claims that users need a product that mimics the look and feel of a pencil in every way, and that the Apple Pencil is more of a compliment to the touch experience and not a replacement. He also gave more insight on how a larger display will help users multi-task better, even if we know that’s not optimum on tablets.
It’s hard to agree with Cook when devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 are on the market. Still, we have never seen Apple dismiss any of its own products in the past.