The Apple Pencil is so far incompatible with Apple’s smartphones. According to reports from Asia, that should change. There is more hardware news.
Samsung’s Note Phablets support for years, unlike the iPhone, a pen control – and the South Koreans are making even about Apple in their current advertising funny (see video). This is supposed to change with the iPhone generation of the year 2018.
Pencil as an iPhone option
According to the market research firm Trendforce, the offered. Whether this applies only to the largest new iPhone 2018 variant – known in the rumor mill under the name “iPhone X Plus” – or for the two probably also planned models with a smaller screen remains unclear.
Only on the iPad Pro
Apple had initially offered his pencil only for the iPad Pro, but since this year, the cheap entry-level iPad is also supported by the pen. The necessary technology would certainly fit into the iPhone. However, the pencil compared to Samsung’s Note-Pen is large enough, which makes at least the option conceivable that Apple offers a smaller version for the iPhone. In addition, the Group would have to make adjustments to its software.
Trendforce continues to expect that Apple will miss this year’s iPhone generation – supposedly two OLED models and an LCD version, each with almost borderless screen – for the first time even up to 512 GB of flash memory. So far, there are the smartphones only with a maximum of 256 GB. In addition, Trendforce wants to know that the new LCD entry-level model of the iPhone will cost between 700 and 750 US dollars. A successor to the iPhone X (“iPhone X 2”) is planned for 900 to 950 dollars, the new top unit with a 6.5-inch screen (“iPhone X Plus”) will cost around 1000 dollars.