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Apple again rumored to be adding Pencil support to 2018 iPhones

Is Apple finally bringing stylus support to the iPhone? (Source: Daily Express)
Is Apple finally bringing stylus support to the iPhone? (Source: Daily Express)
A fresh rumor suggests that Apple could be adding Pencil support to its 2018 iPhones. The addition would give the iPhone the direct ability to compete with the just-launched Galaxy Note range, in addition to differentiating it from the Galaxy S 10.
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A fresh rumor from coming out of the Taiwanese supply chain suggests that Apple could be adding support for its Apple Pencil to the 2018 iPhones. It is not the first time a rumor to this effect has surfaced, increasing the odds that there is some validity to the murmurings. Apple Pencil support would be a great addition to the iPhone and would help to fend off any potential threat from the recently launched Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

It was only a couple of years ago that Apple CEO Tim Cook inadvertently let it slip that Apple has been working on iPhones with support for the Apple Pencil. Speaking to India’s NDTV, Cook remarked: “If you’ve ever seen what can be created with that Pencil on an iPad or iPhone, it’s really unbelievable.” 2018 might finally be the year Apple brings the feature to its iPhones.

To date, Apple’s implementation of 3D Touch on the iPhone line hasn’t taken off. The removal of 3D Touch in favor of Apple Pencil support could be one way that Apple could bring support for the technology to the iPhone. However, it is likely that if Apple Pencil support comes to the 2018 models, only the more expensive 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED models will get the feature, not the rumored cheaper LCD-equipped 6.1-inch device.

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Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - Senior Tech Writer - 1291 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I have been writing about consumer technology over the past ten years, previously with the former MacNN and Electronista, and now Notebookcheck since 2017. My first computer was an Apple ][c and this sparked a passion for Apple, but also technology in general. In the past decade, I’ve become increasingly platform agnostic and love to get my hands on and explore as much technology as I can get my hand on. Whether it is Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Nintendo, Xbox, or PlayStation, each has plenty to offer and has given me great joy exploring them all. I was drawn to writing about tech because I love learning about the latest devices and also sharing whatever insights my experience can bring to the site and its readership.
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2018-08-17 (Update: 2018-08-17)