Why can't Wacom make this for the iPad?

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    they would say something like:

    "This is not an area currently under study in our product pipeline"

    end of conversation, here on the forums he might get a chat going.
     
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    Smart idea. Never thought if something like that. Bravo!
     
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    Why won't they? Because they currently charge a hefty premium for their Cintiq line.

    But it's an awesome idea. I'm surprised no one else has attempted it. I assume they produce them as long as they properly license the tech from Wacom. If Wacom won't play ball, isn't there N-Trig as an alternative?
     
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    iPad iOS5 doesn't support "pressure sensitivity"

    which of course is the same for all the apps.
     
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    I hate wacom's hardware choices so much. Their cintiq line has seen dead pixel claims, and their policy is somewhat abstract there. Intuos3 had a usb cable pinching issue. The 4 had poor soldering. The 5 now has a fixed surface with a yet to be determined fee and turnaround for replacement. On older models I went through on of the top sheets per year or so due to wear. I could just peel off the old one and apply its replacement. The cintiqs get surface wear too, yet they don't have any kind of top sheet layer. I wish they'd address some of these issues for once.
     
  8. ZZ Bottom macrumors 6502a

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    Sure but all they would have to do is release an API for their hardware and developers could implement it. I'm sure every drawing app developer would scramble to be the first supported, and eventually you'd have SB Pro support.
     
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    While I haven't used one of these yet, it certainly looks like the best option available for a precise tipped stylus on iPad. However, it really is just an incomplete solution. I firmly believe that Apple will release an iPad with a digitizer, perhaps as an iPad Pro. How soon we will see this, I wish I knew.
     
  11. Moonlight thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yea, that is what gave me the idea. The Jot Touch is incomplete solution. I just want a Wacom experience on my iPad.
     

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