iPhone 7 and Apple Pencil?

mjt57

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Now that the iPad Pro 9.7 has been released with Pencil compatibility will Apple further progress the logical extension and make the 7 Pencil compatible?

I have the 6+. It's screen size makes it the perfect note taking device. My wife's Samsung Note works brilliantly in this regard (particularly with the included stylus).

Mac Rumors is considered to the authority on all things Apple. Do any of the residents here wish to predict what we'll see in this regard? Or do any people who make decisions at Apple read these forums and can perhaps consider this?

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Cooljam

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When Steve came back to Apple as CEO he shut down a project initiated by the previous CEO that uses a stylus. When asked why? he said people have 10 natural styluses why will I restrict them to 1 only. I hope Apple don't use the styluses in Phones and find more innovative ways to improve the multi-touch method.
 

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When Steve came back to Apple as CEO he shut down a project initiated by the previous CEO that uses a stylus. When asked why? he said people have 10 natural styluses why will I restrict them to 1 only. I hope Apple don't use the styluses in Phones and find more innovative ways to improve the multi-touch method.

The Newton was a failure because it was too early for its time. The Apple Pencil is the most successful iPad accessory. Artists/graphic designers praise the Apple Pencil for what it is. Demand for the pencil skyrocketed when I launched. I say hundreds of pencils sold on Ebay from $500 - $2,000. I've seen more apple pencils stolen from apple stores to this day. Steve Jobs was right, but he was also wrong.
 

hovscorpion12

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The Pencil is a great accessory for the IPP. It's unnecessary for a phone - especially when it's twice the size of the phone.
That I agree that the pencil is close to the height of the iPhone. However as the years go by Apple may accomplish a smaller form factor of the pencil for the iPhone/ iPad Mini. If Apple gives iPad Mini pencil support, iPhone support is not far off.
 

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That I agree that the pencil is close to the height of the iPhone. However as the years go by Apple may accomplish a smaller form factor of the pencil for the iPhone/ iPad Mini. If Apple gives iPad Mini pencil support, iPhone support is not far off.
For that, you could use any good stylus. The brilliance of the Pencil is in the palm rejection, which is not something you need to worry about on a device too small to rest your hand while writing.
 

Cooljam

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The Pencil is a great accessory for the IPP. It's unnecessary for a phone - especially when it's twice the size of the phone.
It is not about the size of the pencil.. you won't use the iPad pencil for an iPhone.. It will be similar to the Samsung stylus which is not that big also..
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I see no use for the iPhone to use a pencil. I do not even use it on my iPPro.
Are you an artist or a graphic designer? Some might argue it is used most by that category of people
 

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It is not about the size of the pencil.. you won't use the iPad pencil for an iPhone.. It will be similar to the Samsung stylus which is not that big also..
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Are you an artist or a graphic designer? Some might argue it is used most by that category of people
I am speaking for myself and not for everyone. Let them speak for themselves.
 

mjt57

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Interesting comments. I'd like to know why some of you think that a stylus with an iPhone isn't a good idea? Doodling and graphics aside, I use the 3rd party stylus for note taking mainly. I find that using my finger to write isn't all that great way to do it. I can't write small enough to fit a lot of writing into the displayed note page (screen). My stylus can do it better but it isn't a patch on the Samsung Note's method. Hence the hope that the next generation of iPhone screens will be better suited to this.
 

Tom G.

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I believe I would use it more on an iPhone than on my iPad Pro since it would be easier to hold the phone like a small note pad. My iPad Pro has to be on a solid surface for me to write on it clearly. It would be much easier to take notes on the fly on a iPhone.

I for one would hope they add this feature to the next iPhone.
 
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