Apple Pencil iPad Air 3

Discussion in 'iPad' started by MilleDav01, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. MilleDav01 macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2012
    I'm really hoping that the apple pencil comes to the iPad Air 3, not holding my breath because it might not come at all, but I would love the smaller surface + apple pencil. One can "dream" i guess.
  2. Nausicaa macrumors 6502a

    Jan 11, 2007
  3. ZombiePete macrumors 68020


    Aug 6, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    Not sure this necessitated another thread, but I highly doubt that any "Air" iPad will offer Pencil support anytime soon.
  4. Acorn macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2009
    I really think they should allow the apple pencil on the ipad air 3. It would be a great selling point and encourage people to finally upgrade their ipad devices. People seem to hold on to their ipads for a long period of time before upgrading. I think if they added apple pencil support to ipad air 3 that would really help make people want to upgrade. Even those who invested in the cheaper ipad air 2s over the holidays might consider upgrading yet again.

    I do think if they just bump specs and leave apple pencil support out most will not bother upgrading to the air 3.
  5. boraski macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2014
    If they add pencil support I would definitely upgrade to the Air 3. If not, I would have to think about it and might not. Also, I'm hoping it comes out in the first half of this year.
  6. Woodcrest64 macrumors 65816


    Aug 14, 2006
    I can see them doing this. Why else would one to upgrade unless you need the latest thing or your old iPad is having issues with something.
  7. deblewis macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2012
    I will be so disappointed if the pencil doesn't come to iPad3... and I think it'll be a huge mistake... I've dreamed of that type of tech since the iPad came out... but I do not want a huge tablet... the only way I buy a new tablet is if iPad 3 has the pencil...
  8. Jeff R macrumors 6502

    Jeff R

    Jan 28, 2014
    I don't see why not. The only difference between iPads should be the price, size & specs. It is what it is.
  9. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    Yadda, yadda, yadda...*if* Apple brings this to the Air, the earliest would be 2nd half 2017.
  10. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Yes it will. Do you really need a pencil everyday?
  11. Sleaka J macrumors regular

    Sleaka J

    Mar 5, 2015
    I only see the pencil as a selling point for the Pro.
  12. FallenLegend macrumors member


    Oct 8, 2015
    yes I am an artist.
  13. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

    Jul 31, 2007
    I think Apple is a little pre-occupied already trying to get Pencil's to the all the ipad pros.

    But sure.
  14. BallparkDreamer macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2015
    I don't think Apple Pencil will be an iPad Air accessory for a couple years, if ever.
  15. Ledgem macrumors 65816


    Jan 18, 2008
    Hawaii, USA
    If Apple want to keep the Pencil as a "Pro" exclusive, that's fine, but I hope that they make an "iPad mini Pro" and an "iPad Air Pro." I went with the Pro for the upgraded hardware and stylus support, but the mini is the perfect size for my use at work. I'd be fine paying more for a mini that supported the stylus, and that had a faster processor and more RAM. Nearly everyone in my workplace carries iPad minis, because they're the most portable and least cumbersome to use when you're on the move (healthcare setting). It's unfortunate that Apple treats the mini as the budget option; I'd imagine that it has the most potential to break into more professional environments. Everyone else who can afford to carry something larger seems to go with a standard laptop.

    While they're at it, it'd be nice if they diversified their styluses. The Pencil is a nice option for artists, but I'm primarily writing notes and would have appreciated something more pen-like (more rugged, with a clip, not quite as large, not needing to be as fancy in terms of pressure and angle detection).
  16. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    In that case, wouldn't one of the existing third-party styluses suit your needs?
  17. Ledgem macrumors 65816


    Jan 18, 2008
    Hawaii, USA
    Are there any third-party styluses that use the active digitizer? One of the benefits of a "true" stylus is that palm rejection is pretty much perfect and it's more precise than a stylus that works by tricking the system into thinking that it's a finger. In theory any standard stylus should work, but I don't know if Apple locked it down in the Pro such that it needs to pair to activate the active digitizer in the Pro.
  18. ajiuo macrumors 65816

    Apr 9, 2011
    The iPad Air 2 is still awesome. I won't update unless the add 3D Touch and pencil support. I would also like Apple to ditch lightning and switch to USBC, but that isn't a must. It would be icing on the cake for them to add the rotation lock switch back... I'm not sure why they removed it... But it's a a actually kind of annoying.
  19. bniu macrumors 6502a

    Mar 21, 2010
    my view: iPad Air 3, small speed bump to A9 Processor (clocked slightly faster than the iPhone 6S A9's), 2GB RAM, 32/128GB options, cellular option on 128GB model, Apple Pencil support, smart connector. Smart Connector and Apple Pencil being the main selling points, making the Air 3 effectively a "mini" Pro.
  20. bensisko macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2002
    The Village
    For those talking about "adding Support" for the Apple Pencil on the iPad Air 3... keep in mind that it's NOT just about adding a driver or updating software - the actual display technology is different.

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