I don't see why it wouldn't. It really feels like something that'll trickle down to the other iPads. Apple wants to do things to encourage people to buy again (since people keep their iPads for way longer than Apple would probably like) so I would imagine the pro will be positioned as the top end, much like the Mac Pro is to desktops and 15 inch retina is to laptops. It will always have more ram and processing power and apps will probably be developed specifically for itWhat if pencil support never comes?
I suspect that the only thing from the Pro coming over to the Air will be the Pencil. There's not enough space in the Air's chassis to support 4 speakers (unless something changes to reduce the footprint of other components). I think that the Smart connector will remain exclusive to the Pro.I really can't wait for the iPad Air 3 to incorporate all these cool new features! Speakers, pencil, smart connector. Gonna be a good year long wait with my air 2!
IMO the pencil is a key feature that differentiates the Pro from the normal iPad, not to mention there are extra sensors embedded into the pro to work with the Pencil, pushing up the price. So I don't see it happening.
I think the opposite... if the Pencil is NOT popular enough, Apple will need to increase the audience by making it available for the Air and Mini. The larger the target audience the more incentive for app developers to support a thing.Good points. If the Pencil proves popular enough with users and 3rd party app developers, I'm sure they'd put the feature into the Air...perhaps an Air Pro?