Here’s what I wrote about the iPad supporting a stylus back on September 6th, 2011.
If You See a Stylus, They Blew It. is a common refrain at Daring Fireball. And it’s true that Jobs did say exactly that, but that’s not important right now. I’ll go out on limb and bet that an iOS device will support some sort of stylus input within three to five years.
Ribbing John aside I stand by what I said back then. I think these devices will eventually support a more refined interaction via an optional stylus.
I’m eager to see what actually gets released.