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January 23, 2015

Serenity Caldwell: Here's why Apple might make a stylus for the iPad

"But there are still plenty of sane reasons to have a digital stylus: Drawing. Handwriting. Drafting. Strumming a virtual instrument. For these use cases, a stylus not only makes sense — it's nigh-essential. Yes, there are many artists who've made their name on how well they can digitally paint on iPads and other tablets, but I'd argue that it's an art style, not a solution for all artistic sketching. It's still difficult to do detailed cartooning or calculated drafting with your finger, or quickly handwrite a note or a title card."

I really want to use my iPad as a sketching surface, but the current crop of styluses all suck. So instead I carry around pencil and papper with me wherever I go. If Apple could make a stylus for the iPad, and make it so that it's Wacom level quality, then that's a game changer for me.