Tim Cook comment hints iPhone 7 Apple Pencil support

Tim Cook comment hints iPhone 7 Apple Pencil support
Among the numerous features set to grace almost official Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, there may be support for the Apple Pencil stylus first introduced to the iPad Pro range. A seemingly off-the-cuff remark made earlier this year by CEO Tim Cook suggests that Apple has been working on bringing Pencil to the iPhone's repertoire, though it remains to be seen if either of this year's models will be the first recipients. 

Back in June, NDTV's Vikram Chandraback spoke with Cook on a variety of topics, including Apple Pencil. At one point, Chandraback made reference to Steve Jobs' infamous "Yuck! Nobody wants a stylus" sentiments, and asked Cook if he ever wondered what the late co-founder would think of Pencil. Cook replied:


From this, we can glean that Apple has probably been at least testing Pencil for the iPhone. Given the apparently "unbelievable" nature of the subsequent creations, we'd also guess that consumers will eventually reap the benefits. There hasn't been much in the iPhone 7 leaks to suggest that today's new models will see any kind of pencil action, but it's not like Apple hasn't surprised the world before. 

If and when the fruit company does bring Pencil to the iPhone, the larger, Plus model would seem the favored candidate. Indeed, perhaps Apple could even branch off à la iPad and introduce an iPhone Pro series in the future. Whatever the case, if there's anything to Cook's slip of the tongue, we'll probably have to wait for it. 

Would you like to see Apple's not-stylus make its way to iPhone? Let us know in the comments.


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26 Comments

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

"Who wants a stylus? yuck" - Steve Jobs

15. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

"no one's going to buy' a big phone." - Steve Jobs

20. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Tim Cook break his rule. :( #TimCookSucks #SteveJobsRocks

4. sissy246

Posts: 6907; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Of course they will, they have to copy

8. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Copying who? Don't tell me it's Samsung.

17. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

of course not.. its a pencil while samsung's note series use S-pen /s

9. Arthurhkt

Posts: 713; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Saying "We launched a Pencil, not a Stylus, there's a difference" is like saying "We launched a iPhone, not a smartphone, there's a difference". Yeah, the "words" are the only thing different here.

18. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

mac isn't a PC..... and your money is actually our money...

23. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Some one gonna reply, " if you ever owned Mac then you wont talk like that bla bla.."

12. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

What a load of bull crap from Tim Cook! The Apple Pencil is a stylus. 100%.

14. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Apple brainwash campaign.

16. mudcat626

Posts: 213; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

What foolishness, trying to compare the Samsung stylus to Apple Pencil. Not even in the same universe.

25. NexusX

Posts: 612; Member since: May 16, 2013

does your samsung stylus has robust ecosystem support, adobe suites, autocad? do creative professionals care about samsung devices? how relevant are samsung devices to enterprise users? no, samsung stylus isn't even in the same league as apple pencil. apple pencil is as good as wacom products in terms of precision and ergonomic

26. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

surface pro have adobe suite, autocad, corel, and all 3d cad software that available for PC.. and it also use lastest wacom tech, it can detect tilt, even more pressure sensitive, and people doesnt need to charge the stylus

24. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Now...iPencil Next plan is to copy and patent S-pen features year by year in ios updates

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Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 19, 2016

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