KGI: Less expensive 9.7-inch iPad will likely support Apple Pencil

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has actually released a new report that anticipates Apple Pencil shipments will double this year. Kuo thinks it is possible the iPhone might ultimately support Apple Pencil, but it’s more likely that the new 9.7-inch iPad expected to be revealed next week will deal with Apple Pencil.As an outcome, Kuo forecasts Apple Pencil sales– which the company does not particularly divulge– will double to 9-10 million this year from exactly what Kuo approximates at 4-4.5 million last year.Kuo’s report serves to

offer investors hints at which part makers will take advantage of increased Apple Pencil sales, however it’s the first report where the expert makes this claim, albeit without committing firmly.The entire premise of Apple doubling its Pencil deliveries in 2018 over 2017 is around Apple including assistance for its digital stylus to the lower-priced iPad due out next week.Apple currently supports Pencil on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and both versions of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Apple’s next iPad anticipated to be revealed next week will likely work as the replacement for the existing$329 fifth-generation iPad which does not have Apple Pencil support.Much of the speculation around the cheaper iPad supporting Apple Pencil appeared from the education occasion invite which includes

an Apple Pencil sketched Apple logo.KGI further predicts that the new 9.7-inch iPad will represent 70%of iPad sales throughout 2018– in part due to the fact that new iPad Pros aren’t expected to introduce till later in the year.Kuo thinks that< a href= > bigger iPhones will ultimately deal with Apple Pencil also, however that is not expected to occur this year.