Controversy? What controversy? Reports The Verge:
“We believe a finger will always be the primary way users navigate on an iPad, but we understand that some customers like to use Apple Pencil for this as well and we’ve been working on ways to better implement this while maintaining compatibility during this latest beta cycle,” a spokesperson said. “We will add this functionality back in the next beta of iOS 9.3.”
I’m a bit skeptical about the suggestion that this feature was always intended to be turned back on, but it’s good to hear, regardless.