Poll results: are you getting the Apple Pencil or Smart Keyboard for your iPad Pro?

Poll results: are you getting the Apple Pencil or Smart Keyboard for your iPad Pro?
We asked you last week if you are planning to get any of the two expensive but unique accessories - the Apple Pencil or Smart Keyboard - to go with your freshly acquired iPad Pro, and it turned out that a lot of you are, with a good 26% of respondents saying they will acquire both. The Pencil has an advantage with about 20% of the votes, while 9% say they are longing for the Smart Keyboard only. Nevertheless, the percentage of people that say they will acquire neither is the largest - 45% they will stick with the iPad Pro only, no extra cash spent.

Apple's new $99 stylus, called simply the Pencil, is now going for north of $200 on eBay right now, as those who ordered it won't be getting it for a few weeks, it seems. The accessory was recently taken apart, and found very hard to make or repair, which might be one of the reasons for the delayed order shipping. In any case, the initial tests of the Apple Pencil are producing some drool-worthy sketches and drawings on the iPad Pro, which might entice more folks to grab the accessory to go with Apple's largest tablet.

The Pencil is not the only indispensable accessory that Apple is offering for the iPad Pro, though. If you want a real productivity machine, in addition to the graphics designer dream that would be an iPad Pro + Apple Pencil combo, you'd have to get the new Smart Keyboard, too. It's a thin and portable full‑size keyboard that connects to the iPad Pro with the Smart Connector interface that allows for a two‑way exchange of power and data. The tactile response of the keys has received good reviews as well, but, at $169, all these niceties will cost ya.

Are you getting the Apple Pencil or Smart Keyboard for your iPad Pro?

Yes, I am getting the Apple Pencil
19.52%
Yes, I am getting the Smart Keyboard
9.4%
I am getting both the Pencil and the Smart Keyboard
25.78%
No, I'm sticking with only the iPad Pro
45.3%

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21 Comments

1. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

There was a similar poll on Apple Watch and I'm pretty sure no one actually bought it. These polls are either rigged or shouldn't be taken seriously.

6. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

None of the options are viable for any of us. Apple using their power of dominance in pricing their products, else who wouldn't want these?

7. EC112987

Posts: 1213; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

I had originally said no to the watch and then decided to get one but I agree all those yes votes seem a bit shady.

8. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Last I heard, Apple Watch was approaching 10 million after only six months. As for iPad Pro, I have it with the Pen on order. You sir are an Apple hater!!!

9. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Not really a hater, just not seeing the value in the price. Cant blame a person for not wanting to spend 1k on a mobile os.

11. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

A mobile OS on a mobile device. Wow!

14. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

So you will be ok with iOS9 on a 2k MacBook pro? after all its a 'mobile' device. How strange that you want all this 'desktop' like power and 'desktop' like ability, in terms of what you can do in an app, but still want a mobile os to perform these desktop things. This isn't a phone, this is a 13in tablet.

13. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hm, all I am going to say is the get s2 Classic is selling like hot cakes in the ukhttp://www.very.co.uk/samsung-gear-s2-classic/1600032574.prd

2. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

ipad pro is a joke!

3. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

No, I can't draw.

4. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

They called it "The Pencil" !?!?!? gimme a break...

5. King_bilo

Posts: 115; Member since: May 20, 2015

Where's the none of the above option?

16. Plume-Veil

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 19, 2015

Where is the ,"what a ripoff option".

10. techandbeers

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

^A lot of hate I see.

17. Plume-Veil

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 19, 2015

Nothing new, what do uou expect, it's Apple.

20. Supersonic

Posts: 226; Member since: May 15, 2015

Yeah only apple babies can hate others.

12. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Yeah, it's obvious there are no animators or artists in the crowd. I'm not one, either, hence no iPad Pro for me, but Pixar and Disney love it. It's hilarious to see how poorly the SP4 fares when artists compare the two, but the "real OS" crowd loves to comment here.

15. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Considering Apple has invested personally into Pixar as their personal startup cash, and is basically like MS GameStudios....you should expect nothing less from them in enjoying any apple product.

18. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Jobs helped start Pixar back in the 80s, then sold them to Disney in 2006. I doubt anyone who is there cares about Jobs and Apple. I haven't read a professional artist's take on the Pencil who didn't think it was superior to the N-Trig stylus, and why would they? The sampling rate is double that of Microsoft's stylus, which means no lag.

19. Supersonic

Posts: 226; Member since: May 15, 2015

Once Jobs said he can not think of using Stylus for Tab/Smartphone. Now what happened? Apple has become fast follower of Samsung? Shame.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Pencil yes, keyboard no, won't be upgrading my Air 2 for a couple years though.

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