The Apple Pencil has proven to be a successful product for Apple, especially the second-generation stylus. And now a rumor suggests the iPhone could be getting support soon.
According to a report from Business Insider, based on an analyst report from Citi Research, analysts believe it’s possible that Apple could launch support for the Apple Pencil in the 2019 iPhone lineup.
Citi Research’s list of incoming features for Apple’s iPhone family this year include this support. The rumor mill has been pretty quiet on this regard. While Apple Pencil support for the iPhone lineup has been rumored in the past, it hasn’t been consistent. And this is the first time something like this has cropped up for the 2019 iPhone lineup.
Citi included “support for iPhone pencil/stylus” in the list of features it’s expecting to see in Apple’s 2019 iPhones. The Apple Pencil was introduced in 2015 alongside the first-generation iPad Pro, and the company currently sells two versions of it. One model is compatible with its newest iPad Pro models, and an older edition also works with other tablets like the new iPad Air and iPad mini and the sixth generation iPad.
Does the fact that this is the first time this rumor has popped up suggest it’s not possible? Not necessarily. As mentioned above, it has been rumored in the past, generally speaking. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said before that it’s possible Apple is planning on adding Apple Pencil support to the iPhone lineup at some point in the future. However, Kuo has never stated that the 2019 iPhones would be the first to get this feature.
However, taking this latest analyst report with a grain of salt is probably for the best. Now, it’s possible this could be the first of many rumors suggesting Apple Pencil support for the 2019 iPhone lineup is incoming. The dam could be about to break, as they say.
If that is indeed the case, and Apple is indeed planning on bringing the Apple Pencil support to iPhone as early as this year, would this be a welcomed feature addition in your eyes?