Can you use a Apple Pencil with the iPhone 7

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by aranshaw, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. aranshaw macrumors newbie


    Jun 2, 2015
    is it safe to assume we can't due to the 3D Touch layer in the display?
  2. 16Paws macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2014
    i would imagine. I feel like the presentation would have been 11 upgrades if we could use the pencil with the phone :-/. I was hoping it would be compatible!
  3. WigWag Workshop macrumors 6502

    WigWag Workshop

    Feb 3, 2011
    Central Ohio (Born and Raised in SE WI)
    Yeah, I was hoping that the Pencil would have work with at least the 7Plus
  4. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

    Feb 22, 2009
  5. redman042 macrumors 68030


    Jun 13, 2008
    Yes it's safe to assume. That's a whole additional level of display engineering to make that work. If they had it they would have announced it.

    I would not expect this feature any time soon. Apple only adds a feature if it really enhances the experience. It certainly does on the iPad, but the iPhone display is too small to justify frequent use of the stylus. Is someone really going to draw art on a 5.5 or 4.7" screen?
  6. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    Mr. Cook had hinted it may be possible, but nothing was mentioned in the keynote.

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