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

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.


    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
  2. johnyslats macrumors 6502a


    Mar 14, 2012
    Leeds, UK
  3. robjulo macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
  4. Steve121178 macrumors 601


    Apr 13, 2010
    Bedfordshire, UK
    Everyone wins. You can use the pencil if you want to, if you don't then don't! No reason for anyone to complain.
  5. CrazyForCashews macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2018
  6. benshive, Aug 16, 2018
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2018

    benshive macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2017
    United States
    Here comes a wave of comments from people who think they know what Steve jobs from over a decade ago would think of modern day tech
  7. jgbr macrumors 6502a

    Sep 14, 2007
    It wouldn't be the first time that concerns apple are drifting from Jobs vision have been raised on a variety of products.
  8. newyorksole macrumors 68040

    Apr 2, 2008
    New York.
    I feel like it’s inevitable. Maybe “Apple Pen” Lol.
  9. rturner2 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2009
    I have no interest in the pencil working on the phone... unless it can be kept inside the phone like the Samsung Note.

    Even then, I don’t care for a pencil. Give mouse support on iPad!
  10. Heineken macrumors 6502


    Jan 27, 2018
    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.
  11. adamski23 macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2017
    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.
  12. Steve121178 macrumors 601


    Apr 13, 2010
    Bedfordshire, UK
    No point until Apps are allowed to support it.
  13. Sevanw, Aug 16, 2018
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2018

    Sevanw macrumors 65816


    Sep 13, 2014
    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.
  14. FFR macrumors 68040


    Nov 4, 2007
    If this is true,
    Samsung should be very worried.

    Personally, I wouldn’t use a stylus with an iPhone. Last time I used a stylus was with a palm treo.
  15. 0815 macrumors 68000


    Jul 9, 2010
    here and there but not over there
    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.
  16. Jsameds macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2008
    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.
  17. Mac Fly (film) macrumors 65816

    Mac Fly (film)

    Feb 12, 2006
    Steve's "Who wants a stylus?" comment was referring to a stylus as the only possible way to interact with the display, not as an optional input method.
  18. Jsameds macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2008

    1993 just popping by to say hello

  19. Fozziebear71 macrumors 6502


    Sep 23, 2014
    Buy a samsung then. Hang out on forums dedicated to samsung. I have now solved your problem. You're welcome.
  20. iapplelove macrumors 601


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    Meh the last thing I want to use with my iPhone is a stylus.
  21. Jsameds macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2008
    Here's a tip:

    don't use one then
  22. Craiger macrumors 6502a


    Jul 11, 2007
    I just want the improved refresh rate that hopefully comes along with the pencil support!
  23. Mr. Dee macrumors 68000

    Mr. Dee

    Dec 4, 2003
    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.
  24. Abazigal macrumors G3


    Jul 18, 2011
    I wonder how you are even going to store it, since I doubt Apple will waste precious space for a pen slot that not everyone might use.
  25. robjulo macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    It wasn't my quote, it was that of Steve Jobs. I agree...choice is good.


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