All iPads Poll: Apple Pencil on Ipad Air 3? Yes/No?

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Would you like to see Apple Pencil on Ipad Air 3?

  1. Yes

    69.5%
  2. No

    20.3%
  3. I don't care about Apple Pencil

    10.2%
  1. shahin90 macrumors regular

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    #1
    I personally would love to be able to buy it, but I highly doubt that Apple will do it because I think they want to sell more Ipad Pros for now and keep this for later products.
     
  2. Woodcrest64 macrumors 6502a

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    It's a possibility. People are keeping their iPads longer than their phones so Apple needs to keep coming up with new ideas to sell more iPads . Offering the Pencil may offer that incentive for those who want to use the Pencil on a smaller screen. Won't know until next year . I think there is a greater chance of 3D touch coming to the iPad Air 3 next year than the Pencil.
     
  3. shahin90 thread starter macrumors regular

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    #3
    It would be a definite buy for me if the next version has 3D touch and the pencil.
     
  4. Marshall73 macrumors 6502a

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    Unless they can drop the weight penalty of 3D touch I wouldn't expect to see it on the iPad Air 3 they may add pencil support though although they might just hold that back till the 4th Air.
     
  5. macaximx macrumors 6502

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    It's a terrific product. For this reason, I think they will keep it with the Pro for a couple of years.
     
  6. Pakaku macrumors 68000

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    Would be nice for people who'd want it. It would make the iPad Pro look less like a pro device, though.
     
  7. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    I'm torn on this. I think the pencil is fantastic so I'd love to see it everywhere. But at the same time I think there needs to be more to the iPad Pro than just a bigger screen. Maybe the pencil works its way down to other iPads but I think the new connector and keyboard stay Pro only.
     
  8. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I think the Pro is pro enough just by having a bigger screen and faster processor.

    As far as keyboard goes, the Pro is the only iPad big enough to have a full size keyboard cover, but we could always use Bluetooth keyboards with smaller iPads and even iPhones, and the Pro is the first time I felt like I was using a "pro" device while using it with h a Bluetooth keyboard.
     
  9. Nausicaa macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure Apple will do it, but I'd like it if they did. I'm really enjoying my Pro, it's the best iPad there is in terms of viewing and creating content, for sure. The big screen makes a huge difference. BUT, the size of the Air is still workable, and I think is ultimately the sweet spot for portability/usability. The Pro is just big enough that it's not as easy to just slip in and out of bags and use anytime, anywhere. I wouldn't pull the Pro out on a crowded train or heck, even bringing it to a meeting seems like overkill sometimes. I mean, on its own it's not big and it feels much lighter than you expect, but I've been using an Air so long I'm still kind of used to and prefer that size.

    I'm keeping my Pro, but if an Air 3 comes out and supports Pencil, I would definitely pick one up and maybe downgrade to a base level Pro for home use only. Almost everything is a better experience on the Pro's screen, but I just find myself missing the size of the Air as a major part of the iPad's value proposition.
     
  10. Zerosopher macrumors regular

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    I think they will not make the pencil compatible with the iPad 3 Air. They still want to make the pro more superior than the Air, as being the iPad "pro". Otherwise the pro could not be much sold but who knows. Tim Cook can change it if there is demand.
     
  11. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    Personally, it's absolutely necessary. They are pushing the Pencil as a not necessarily necessary accessory to the iPad Pro, so the argument that allowing it to work on other iOS device would pull sales of the Pro is moot.

    With that being said, they would ultimately sell more Pencils, and might even cause users to move up the the larger palate iPad Pro because of it. I know I'd love to use the Pencil on even the iPhone 6+ and iPad Mini.
     
  12. GrumpyMom macrumors 601

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    #12
    I would love to be able to use the Apple Pencil on an IPad Air or mini. But I do think any serious artwork I'd like to do would be in the larger IPad Pro. I could get more detail in and always scale down my images if I need them smaller.

    I've been hauling toddlers and little kids around for years and I also used to carry around the original IPad which was pretty chunky, so to me the IPad Pro feels fine to use. I suppose it is a pain to travel with, though. But there's something to be said for the size of it if you want to do some creating instead of consuming.
     
  13. Krevnik macrumors 68040

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    Here's why I disagree with this sort of thinking: not everyone who wants a pencil will move to the Pro just to get it (at a 250$ premium, just to pay another 100$ premium). And if I could make sure those buying an Air 3 who want a stylus input (and there's certainly demand) also buy the Pencil instead of a third party stylus, that's a 100$ upsell opportunity on the Air 3. I'd rather get 100$ of something than 0$ because they won't jump to the Pro.
     
  14. Saturn1217 macrumors 6502a

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    The presence of the apple pencil on a 9.7" iPad is basically what determines if I ever buy another iPad. I am tired of the work arounds. I have spent way too much on styli for the iPad that are all subpar solutions to having a true digital notebook. No pencil. No buy.
     
  15. pika2000 macrumors 68030

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    Currently I have the mini 2, and I don't plan to upgrade to any newer iPads for the foreseeable future, unless the new ones come with at least the A9/A9X and Pencil support. The iPad Pro is too big for my usage scenario, but the Pencil would be great for note taking.
     
  16. mdridwan47 macrumors 6502

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    Apple Pencil is a definite possibility. I don't see why Apple would restrict Apple Pencil to only a very niche market of the iPad Pro when they can sell more accessories with the more popular iPad Air 3 and iPad Mini even.
     
  17. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I think Apple will keep the pencil part of the Pro line only.
     
  18. deblewis macrumors member

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    no pencil... not buying... and I don't want to carry a huge tablet... it doesn't diminish the Pro to spread the love.. that's like saying only the phone should have retina... they'll miss out on a lot of sells by intentionally making a lesser product...
     
  19. PattyMc macrumors regular

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    I don't know if Pencil will come to Air 3, I really don't believe it will this early in the game, but I can be fairly certain that if it does, the price is going to go up.

    Apple may just make a smaller version of IPP, rather than update the Air line to Pencil capabilities. This would not surprise me as a Fall 2016 announcement.
     
  20. VforVelveta macrumors regular

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    #20
    I just can't see Apple bringing the multitouch trackpad to the Macbook Air, I think they'll keep it only on the Macbook Pro. It really doesn't make any sense for the only selling point of the Pro to be a larger screen and more processing power. By keeping it on the Pros only, they can encourage more people to buy it and boost their margins.

    Wait, sorry, what were we talking about?
     
  21. macaximx macrumors 6502

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    How much does the new touch subsystem on the IPP display cost? Would this addition cause the iPad Air to increase in price? If it is expensive enough I can see Apple keeping it on the pro only.
     
  22. BallparkDreamer macrumors regular

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    I'd sell my iPad Air 2 if iPad Air 3 received Pencil support. Won't happen for a couple years though.
     
  23. nalbagli macrumors 6502

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    Even though I would absolutely love the Pencil on the iPad Air, I believe that Apple would have to come up with some kind of special differenciating factor for the Pro, because I think that the Pencil today is the most important factor on why people buy the Pro.
    For me even though I have absolutely loved the IPP, I think I would exchange it for an Air if I could use it with the pencil, that would be the optimal device for my use cases
     
  24. sracer macrumors 603

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    There's certainly going to be an emotional response by some who have bought the iPP + Pencil to keep it exclusive but isn't the mag connector and larger screen size enough of a differentiator? What did Apple hold back to differentiate the Air from the mini... (or at least waited a generation or two before introducing it to the mini)?

    It's not a matter of "if" but "when" the Pencil will come to the Air.
     
  25. ajiuo macrumors 65816

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    The iPad Air 3 needs to have something that makes it a worthy upgrade... I am very happy with my air 2. I will only upgrade if it supports 3D Touch and the pencil... And there is no way I'm buying an iPad pro... So Apple might as well seen the product to us who don't want a big heavy pro. The pro would probably be more compelling if it supported some kind of Windows app mode.
     

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