Your Next iPhone Could Work Effortlessly With the Apple Pencil

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Dec 15, 2016
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When Steve Jobs unveiled the first ever iPhone, he didn’t recommend the use of a stylus and stated that our fingers were the best instruments to navigate through the smartphone. Fast forward to 2016, Apple has managed to file a patent that will allow your future iPhone to be compatible with an Apple Pencil.

Patent Details Suggest That the Apple Pencil Will Be Able to Work With Not Only the iPhone, But With an Array of Apps Made for the iPad

According to Patently Apple, Apple notes the following regarding the use of a stylus:

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“Some electronic devices use a stylus associated with the device to provide additional methods of input to a touch-sensitive display of the device. For example, some cellular phones, laptops, and tablets have the capability to receive inputs from a stylus.”

This could prove that somewhere in the distant future, Apple will be open to the idea of allowing its Apple Pencil to be compatible with not only with the iPhone, but allow creative individuals and professionals to extend their reach when using it with powerful iPad devices. In addition, in an interview with Tim Cook, the CEO of the tech giant stated the following regarding the use of a stylus:

“And if you’ve ever seen what can be created with that pencil on an iPad or an iPhone, it’s really unbelievable.”

While this is nothing concrete, it shows that Apple and its executives are open to the idea of enabling the use of a stylus with future mobile phones. The concept of using a pen accessory has long been present with Android smartphones, but in many ways, it also acts like a burden. Samsung has managed to dial down the complication level of its Note series by adding a lot of options for the stylus through software updates, and in many ways, it is still a great tool to have for scenarios where you will not be able to comfortably use your fingers.

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Right now, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus can handle pretty much anything you throw in their path, so handling additional features of the stylus should definitely be easy pickings for future smartphones. Do you think Apple should bundle a stylus with upcoming devices? Tell us your thoughts right away.

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