Apple Pencil iPhone

Would you like Apple Pencil support for a future iPhone?

  • No

    Votes: 18 35.3%
  • Yes but only if it's a smaller Apple Pencil

    Votes: 10 19.6%
  • Yes if Apple made a similar screen size of 6.3"

    Votes: 2 3.9%
  • Yes it's a good idea

    Votes: 21 41.2%

  • Total voters
    51
  • Poll closed .

Dave245

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for all their flaws I do have to prise Samsung for one thing, the Note series (except the 7 that was just a bad situation) and I wish Apple would do something similar i.e. An iPhone with Apple Pencil support (maybe a shrunken down Pencil?)

What do you think? Would you like to see Apple do such as thing? Maybe also bring some features from iOS 11 for iPad with the Apple Pencil such as quick note (being able to tap on the screen with the Apple Pencil and write a note).
 

Dave245

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Where is the choice to just say yes? Sounds like a good idea to me.
Sorry I forgot to add that option, I will add it in now. I think it's a good idea as well, if Samsung didn't use Andriod, have TouchWiz and I wasn't such a fan of Apple products I would of brought a Note in the past!
 

Newtons Apple

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Not interested for me. Whole point of the iPhone is it being compact and ready to use with just your finger. I bought the pen for my 10.5 and do not use it. Wasted money for me.
 

pika2000

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Definitely not anytime soon, as people will refer to Steve Jobs' keynote of the first iPhone where he said no stylus.

And personally I have not seen people using the Galaxy Note stylus. Most bought the Note because it's Samsung's, most expensive phone, for status symbol. Only few people actually use the stylus on a regular basis. Case point where Note 7 users exchanged their devices, most opted for the S7 Edge (being the next most expensive Samsung phone) rather than the Note 5.
 

Infiniverse48

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No one wants to carry around a device which they will use virtually never. That is a Pencil for iPhone. A device that 99% wouldn't want or use. For the iPad? Sure.
 

Dave245

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Not interested for me. Whole point of the iPhone is it being compact and ready to use with just your finger. I bought the pen for my 10.5 and do not use it. Wasted money for me.
I always use the Apple Pencil on a daily basis, I have the 12.9" iPad Pro and love the Apple Pencil, I won't be getting rid of it any time soon even when I updated to the 2nd generation iPad Pro next month.
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Definitely not anytime soon, as people will refer to Steve Jobs' keynote of the first iPhone where he said no stylus.

And personally I have not seen people using the Galaxy Note stylus. Most bought the Note because it's Samsung's, most expensive phone, for status symbol. Only few people actually use the stylus on a regular basis. Case point where Note 7 users exchanged their devices, most opted for the S7 Edge (being the next most expensive Samsung phone) rather than the Note 5.
I see the point, do people really not use it? I've never owned a Note I'm an iPhone guy (Except for when I had the S4 and I hated the thing). When they show it off they usually tout the S-`Pen and it's features.
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No one wants to carry around a device which they will use virtually never. That is a Pencil for iPhone. A device that 99% wouldn't want or use. For the iPad? Sure.
Technically it's carried in the device itself with it's own slot, I do see the point about the iPad with the Apple Pencil which I already own I just think it may be useful to have Apple Pencil support on the iPhone as well. It does seem like Apple are looking into it

http://www.techradar.com/news/apple...ne-apple-patent-shows-stylus-options-explored

https://www.cultofmac.com/444187/will-apple-pencil-come-iphone-tim-cook-suggests/
 

Relentless Power

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If the iPhone could ever incorporate a stylus small enough that could have Apple Pencil capabilities and be stored within the iPhone similar to the Galaxy Note, I certainly would be interested. ESpecially, now that these iPhones proportionally are growing larger with the displays, it helps having a stylus/Pencil when reaching across the display. But That's just how I see it, although unlikely ever to happen.
 

Infiniverse48

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If the iPhone could ever incorporate a stylus small enough that could have Apple Pencil capabilities and be stored within the iPhone similar to the Galaxy Note, I certainly would be interested. ESpecially, now that these iPhones proportionally are growing larger with the displays, it helps having a stylus/Pencil when reaching across the display. But That's just how I see it, although unlikely ever to happen.
Apple would never do that. Ever. The most important aspect when it comes to how can you make a smartphone better is the internal space. A device stuck into it is one of the worst designs ever. Apple engineers and designers wouldn't dream of doing that.
 
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Relentless Power

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Apple would never do that. Ever. The most important aspect when it comes to how can you make a smartphone better is the internal space. A device stuck into it is one of the worst designs ever. Apple engineers and designers wouldn't dream of doing that.
Which is why I stated:

But That's just how I see it, although unlikely ever to happen.
It's merely my personal thought, not how it should be for everyone. Your opinion is valued just as equally as mine is. I Personally see a likeness for Pencil capabilities as already mentioned, but nor does it stifle my experience with the iPhone either.
 

Infiniverse48

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Which is why I stated:



It's merely my personal thought, not how it should be for everyone. Your opinion is valued just as equally as mine is. I Personally see a likeness for Pencil capabilities as already mentioned, but nor does it stifle my experience with the iPhone either.
I was simply saying they wouldn't make a compartment in the device for it. I have no problem with it gaining Pencil support although I don't think enough would be interested for it to happen, but it's not an opinion that the device is worse with a compartment for it, that's a cold hard truth.
 

Dave245

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I think it would be interesting to get Apple Pencil support, however it's not a deal breaker for me and I still love the iPhone, I think the upcoming 8 is going to be a great device.
 

Relentless Power

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I was simply saying they wouldn't make a compartment in the device for it. I have no problem with it gaining Pencil support although I don't think enough would be interested for it to happen, but it's not an opinion that the device is worse with a compartment for it, that's a cold hard truth.
But factor in the ratio of those who have experience with the Apple Pencil and would appreciate its capabilities on larger device. If Apple made an Apple Pencil support for the iPhone and was compact enough, I easily could see a strong following for others who would appreciate the capabilies and help with the reachability aspect with these displays as they increasingly are becoming larger, as mentioned before. But being the Apple Pencil is not in existence for the iPhone, I don't see Apple venturing on this path.
 
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Stefan johansson

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A small stylus for use when wearing gloves could maybe be useful sometimes,especially in cold climate. The so called screen gloves is not an option for me.
 

GrumpyMom

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I had a Note 7 and it was often handy to jot down a note or two. I even sketched on it once. And the way Samsung software is designed, it was easy to annotate existing documents and photos with the S-Pen.

But I do wish they'd go back to flat displays because writing on glass with curved edges has a bit of an odd feeling to it. It works; it just feels a bit strange. I guess it's a psychological thing, but I shied away from the edges all the time, which left me with only a very small area I felt comfortable writing on. I will keep harping on this point in the hopes that Apple design gods hear me and learn from Samsung's vanity: Curved edges are very pretty to look at--for awhile--but a pain in the butt to actually live with.

I think Apple could design a nice version if they want to. I'd be interested if they did. Once you get used to having a small convenience like this, it is a bit sad to give it up.
 
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pika2000

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I see the point, do people really not use it? I've never owned a Note I'm an iPhone guy (Except for when I had the S4 and I hated the thing). When they show it off they usually tout the S-`Pen and it's features.
There are features that are great for demos.
And the Note 7 exchanges stat came from Samsung themselves. If the S-pen was a critical feature, most Note 7 users would have opted for the Note 5 for replacement, but they didn't. Most of them opted for the S7 Edge instead.
 

The Game 161

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I would welcome this and it is useful but over time I doubt i would use it loads but one of those nice things to have
 

Reno Raines

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Me personally I would not use an Apple Pencil, even a smaller one, with an iPhone. I did vote yes though with a smaller pencil version as my wife has a 7+ and uses it as an iPad and she could get some use out of it.
 

Nhwhazup

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Emphatic yes from me. I use the Pencil all the time with my iPad Pro. Okay so then why would I want it for my phone? Quite often I need documents signed when I'm on the go. Would much rather hand over the phone with the Pencil instead of a stylus or tell someone to use their finger which never really looks like their signature.
 

Zxxv

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yes writing notes on an iPhone should be a no brainer. with a proper size pen. not a stupid toothpick stylus
 
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jbizzybeetle

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for all their flaws I do have to prise Samsung for one thing, the Note series (except the 7 that was just a bad situation) and I wish Apple would do something similar i.e. An iPhone with Apple Pencil support (maybe a shrunken down Pencil?)

What do you think? Would you like to see Apple do such as thing? Maybe also bring some features from iOS 11 for iPad with the Apple Pencil such as quick note (being able to tap on the screen with the Apple Pencil and write a note).
I would like the option of using my Pencil with iPhone when I want to be more exact with a drawing, etc., always at home when I feel this “need.” I use the Pencil with my orig IPad Pro all the time, so when the preference for the Pencil arises, I switch the project from iPhone to IPad.
 
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