"You have to get them and put them away and you lose them," he continued. "Yuck. Nobody wants a stylus, so let's not use a stylus."
Eight years later, the company has revealed the Apple Pencil, a device remarkably similar to a stylus. The Apple Pencil is designed to aid users in graphic design, photo editing and document annotations on its new iPad Pro.
Unlike styluses, this device detects the pressure, position and tilt of the pen against an iPad and will create thin and thick lines based on slope of the Apple Pencil's tip. The device can be recharged by plugging the lighting connector directly into the iPad device.
The Apple Pencil will be sold separately from the new iPad and will cost $99.