Apple may whip out a stylus for the iPhone XI Plus

We don't know what Apple would be doing with a capacitive stylus for the iPhone, but "industry sources" tip today that it is in talks with several stylus-producing companies for an eventual one. Whether it may come as an integral part of a new, larger iPhone, or be sold as an accessory, remains to be heard, but the insiders tip that “Apple is preparing to launch the phone as early as 2019."

We've heard from two different sources already that Apple might be prepping a 6.46" display iPhone, perhaps with the current iPhone X design, but larger screen diagonal, and that's where the eventual stylus could be heading. Since the stylus-ed phone may come with the 2019 crop, there is plenty of time to come up with a new all-screen design for the iPhone XI Plus or whatever it gets named, too, and with a truckload of applications for the pen.  

There are numerous ways to take advantage of one on a larger display, as exemplified by Samsung's Note line, but somehow we doubt that Apple will take this approach - any alleged phone-sized stylus would probably be sold as an extra accessory, what do you think?

source: Korea Herald

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104 Comments

1. Diego!

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Samsung and Xiaomi called... they are pissed. Apple always copying other's technology. And they call themselves innovative... yeah, right!

6. worldpeace

Posts: 3129; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

And Steve Jobs will appreciate this. He love phone with stylus, just like when Samsung released it's first note, Steve says "Yuck" /s

51. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I think it's important to keep in mind that heads of companies say stuff all the time that they end up going back on years later. You have to remember the most important thing for a business to do is sell a product. And you as the head of a company are always going to defend your products from the competition. Outwardly, a company will always project it has the best products while internally it may be working to figure out what the competition did right and wrong and then adjust. For example, we've now seen Google go back against it's prior statement that having a headphone jack showed it was better than Apple. GM used to spend millions of dollars to kill the electric car, and now they have spent billions of dollars trying to make one. The point is that if you are to keep track of what CEOs and execs say about a certain technology now versus years from now, you are bound to find dozens of examples of hypocrisy.

59. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Most don't say or with the arrogance or hatred of Steve, though.

92. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Have you never seen Elon Musk’s tweets or statements before? That guy can be pretty arrogant too. A lot of CEOs are arrogant. Do you not remember when the former CEO of Microsoft Steve Ballmer literally was on camera laughing at the iPhone when it was first introduced? Or how arrogant the former execs of BlackBerry were that they felt they didn’t have to adopt anything new to compete with the iPhone or Android and went from having a stock worth over $200 to now about $10? The fact is that there are certain people out there that act in an arrogant way. Just pray you will never have to see a neurosurgeon. If you want to talk about arrogance, those guys have their head so far up their rear ends you would think they could do no wrong ever.

94. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Musk doesn't run around claiming every competing product is stolen from him. Or declare he's going thermonuclear. Or sue everyone over ideas he stole, too.

108. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

So let me get this straight, you’re going to take it out on a company for a previous CEO (that is dead btw) that hasn’t been in charge of the company for years for what they’re deciding to do now just because it goes against what a previous CEO said? Are we going to be doing the same to just about every company that has changed CEOs in the last 10 years?

106. apple-rulz

Posts: 2027; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Ignore teddy. He’s a known anti-Apple troll, with a huge chip on his shoulder. Probably he tried to get a job at an Apple store and was rejected, but who knows?

10. toukale

Posts: 624; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Oh so you mean, the Apple Newton from the 1990's who had a 5X7" screeen with a stylus that Apple shipped and sold does not count?

15. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Nope, because it was a complete failure vs other phones/PDA's being sold that had a stylus.

18. toukale

Posts: 624; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Oh, I see how this works now, keep moving the goalpost. Look Apple has been making computers for over 25 years. There is little that's going on now that they have not done along the way. Like the way I see folks talk about android, I am like, you know all those things have been done on pc's and macs for decades right?

30. AxelFoley unregistered

Then go tell all those people who say that the Apple Pencil doesn't count because it's on a tablet about your moving goalposts (Even though there are Note and Pro tablet lines). And the S pen is not a merely a "stylus", it is a digitizer and it appeared in the Note in 2011. The MS Surface debuted in 2012. Otherwise, the LG Cookie would be a pioneer in 2009. So get this word through your head....digitizer....digitizer.....say it with me.....digitizer.

31. toukale

Posts: 624; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Oh, let's give it a different name to try to make it unique, that way we can say it's innovative. We all know what it is. The things folks try to give android credit for is long. NFC, Inductive Charging etc. You know all those things were not invented by any android oem's and they are standards anyone can adopt into their product. Putting it into your product does not make you innovative. People are so desperate to get from under the Apple shadow it's funny. You know as long as the world continue to use the iPhone templates, they are not going anywhere.

37. AxelFoley unregistered

So, the only difference between a stylus and a digitizer is the name. We'll just ignore writing in a locked screen, live message, translation, magnification, air command..... Your intellectual dishonesty with the "it's just a name comment" shows the extent to which you'll willfully ignore facts to defend Apple. And again, the problem is with all the Apple fans and CEOs who all called it a "gimmick". It goes to show that with Apple, everything is a gimmick....til they do it.

63. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Just like pinch to zoom, slide to unlock, multi-touch, TouchID. All things others came up with, Apple adopted (and in some cases, sued over).

62. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You mean like the things Apple sued others for on smartphones that had been done on PCs years ago?

80. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

While you girls fighting over who has it first. The big credit actually goes to the makers/inventor. Without them nothing works. Credits goes to the maker not the person who put it on. Guessed who are the makers?

85. Skimshaddy

Posts: 126; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

Sony, LG, Samsung.... They make screens. Without these screens to work with stylus nothing works. Well Apple don't make screen. They are more like 15 years old kids who got lot of money buy kits to throw in their new flashy car and claim they make it. OK I give them credit for putting in together lol. The makers like you boys are genus. Go tell your friends come back and buy more lol.

83. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Doesn't matter if it was a failure or not, the point he's making is they already had a phone/PDA with a stylus so technically aren't copying. The motorola Atrix had the first fingerprint scanner, and it was largely a failure at the time, but all you Android fans say it counts, so trying to claim the Newton doesn't count is like he said moving the goalpost. Not that I expect any better from you.

60. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Ah, so that was a capacitive stylus that did the things the S-Pen does?

13. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 673; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

You are just afraid that Apple implements the stylus better into iOS because Apple has more software competency than Samsung and Xiaomi. Samsung was certainly first in doing the modern stylus implementation into smartphones. But I think it’s time that Samsung gets serious competition in this business. It would only result in better products for everyone interested in such smartphones.

64. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No one is afraid of that. We're all old enough to remember Apple Maps.

68. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 673; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

If this is all that you bring up, we should all look forward to Apple‘s version of a stylus for smartphones. We can see already on the iPad with iOS 11 that Apple knows what it’s doing.

96. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Nothing special there. You can't even store it in the tablet. Regardless, my point is Apple does make mistakes.

76. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1550; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

78. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

Just like Samsung maps.. oh wait they dont have there own maps. They use googles map. Android manufacturers are all victims except google phones.

86. AxelFoley unregistered

So, iphone users don't use Google Maps, too? What about Google itself for searches? Is there an iTube where you watching videos? It looks like Apple is also a victim.

95. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Really. Dude talks about Samsung being victim of Google all while ignoring Apple who relies on Google services too. Quite ironic.

24. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Yeah, because Samsung and Xaomi invented the stylus.

32. AxelFoley unregistered

Digitizer....and it's done by Wacom on Samsung. Just like Apple didn't invent touchid but we have to constantly hear they did. Apple's problem (along with their fans) is the years they spent putting it down. Just like they did with the refrigerator and toaster that they called the Surface before they put a keyboard on the ipad pro. It proves some people will buy whatever BS Apple tells them. Apple says the stylus is bad, then it's bad and a "gimmick". Apple says the stylus is good, "well, Samsung didn't invent the stylus."

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