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Apple's second-generation iPhone X, and a widely expected 6.5-inch model dubbed the iPhone X Plus, will both be compatible with the Apple Pencil, according to Taiwanese publication Economic Daily News.

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The report, citing "industry insiders," claims that Apple Pencil support will be limited to those OLED models, meaning that Apple's upcoming lower-cost 6.1-inch iPhone with an LCD will not work with the drawing tool. Taiwanese research firm TrendForce shared the same prediction earlier this week.

Apple Pencil launched in November 2015 alongside the original 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and it works with all other iPad Pro models released since. Last March, Apple expanded the tool's compatibility to the new sixth-generation iPad, a lower-cost, 9.7-inch model targeted at students and the classroom.

If these rumors prove to be true, this would be the first time Apple releases its own stylus for the iPhone in the device's 11-year history.

When introducing the original iPhone in 2007, Apple's late co-founder Steve Jobs quipped that "nobody wants a stylus" with a smartphone, but Apple has played the semantics game in insisting that the Apple Pencil is a drawing tool. It's also been over a decade since Jobs made that comment--things change.


It's unclear if Apple will release a smaller Pencil for the iPhone, as the current version could be rather unwieldy for use with an iPhone. Apple has yet to update the Pencil's design since it first launched three years ago.

A stylus on a mobile device is nothing new, but only a handful of modern smartphones have one, including the Samsung Galaxy Note with the S Pen, which can be used to draw on the screen, handwrite notes, annotate documents, and more.

Designed to mimic the feel and sensation of using a pen or a pencil, the Apple Pencil has built-in sensors to determine orientation and angle, and to detect a range of forces for pressure-sensitive drawing and writing. On the iPad Pro, the Apple Pencil is sampled at 240Hz for minimal latency.

Apple is expected to unveil a trio of new iPhones at its usual September event at Steve Jobs Theater, and Apple Pencil support would surely be a headline feature if true. A new Apple Pencil altogether is certainly a possibility too.

Article Link: Another Report Says Second-Generation iPhone X and iPhone X Plus Will Support Apple Pencil
 

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Here come a wave of comments from people who think they know what Steve jobs from over a decade ago would think of modern day tech
He was talking about controlling the interface for which you most definitely don't need a stylus. There are however some uses cases for a stylus (like drawing) or even to control the interface, but that's not the norm, but rather an exception.
 

adamski23

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iPhone note...all jokes aside, I'm glad apple is following the note with the stylus. I had the note 5 a while back and enjoyed the stylus experience, however, the phone was uncomfortable to hold. If this iPhone is comfortable to hold and has pencil support, I think I will highly consider upgrading - this feature may allow me to overlook that ghastly notch.
 

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Lol, can't wait to hear how this is groundbreaking and how they're NOT copying Samsung. This is more like Apple buying time to fully copy Samsung. I'll call it now, 2020 Apple will have a Galaxy Note copy, and they will site the popularity of their users using the pencil on their iPhones. It would be way too obvious if they straight brought out their Galaxy Note clone that they already have in the works. Pathetic.
Oh and the other pathetic thing will be, the Apple apologists that trashed the Note for its SPen. And now have all of a sudden, have a new found open mindedness about a stylus on a phone. But just like Apple, they can't just come out and admit to it. They can't just be like, "it's so awesome to have the option of a stylus on a phone." That would just expose them for being shameless hypocrites, so instead, they'll say something like," I guess it's good to have options, but I'll never use it." But we all know full well, they're just dying to have it built in the phone like the Note. Pathetic and shameless.
 
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Jsameds

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“Who wants a stylus?”

Watch the clip again.

The context is 'who wants to have to use a stylus in order to operate a phone? You've got to get them out, put them away, you lose them - yeurgh. So we designed a phone you can use with your fingers'

An iPhone with Pencil support doesn't detract from Jobs' stance as it is not essential to operate the device.
 

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Lol, can't wait to hear how this is groundbreaking and how they're NOT copying Samsung. This is more like Apple buying time to fully copy Samsung. I'll call it now, 2020 Apple will have a Galaxy Note copy, and they will site the popularity of their users using the pencil on their iPhones. It would be way too obvious if they straight brought out their Galaxy Note clone that they already have in the works. Pathetic.


1993 just popping by to say hello

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Fozziebear71

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Lol, can't wait to hear how this is groundbreaking and how they're NOT copying Samsung. This is more like Apple buying time to fully copy Samsung. I'll call it now, 2020 Apple will have a Galaxy Note copy, and they will site the popularity of their users using the pencil on their iPhones. It would be way too obvious if they straight brought out their Galaxy Note clone that they already have in the works. Pathetic.

Buy a samsung then. Hang out on forums dedicated to samsung. I have now solved your problem. You're welcome.
 

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It’s an off year, they had to find something substantial to add. I bought the Apple Pencil with my iPad Pro and I probably only used it about a couple times just to test it out. It’s a similar case for my Surface Pro 3, hardly use the Stylus.

With Adobe planning to bring Photoshop to iOS, it probably makes sense to add the support on the iPhone v.Next, since many designers like to sketches.

I hope this isn’t tacked on support and Apple will of course make it shorter. There will need to be a folio case so you can conveniently store it.

Will this make me break my rule and upgrade? Maybe, maybe not.
 
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robjulo

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It wasn't my quote, it was that of Steve Jobs. I agree...choice is good.

Some people do - some people don't ... no one is forcing you to use one.

It is actually a good thing to have a choice.

I personally won't use one (I have one for my iPad and its only collecting dust) ... but for some people its useful.

Thanks for giving us the choice.
 
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