Here’s a headline that Steve Jobs wouldn’t believe. A new rumor out of South Korea suggests that Apple is going to release an iPhone with a stylus in 2019. It claims that engineers at Apple have been working on an iPhone that would ship with a stylus. If the company decides to go ahead with this plan, the stylus-touting iPhone is said to be released in 2019.
Korean news outlet The Investor reports that Apple is in talks with multiple stylus manufacturers for a potential partnership. Some sources suggest that Apple might ultimately decide on a supercapacitor stylus which would require an upgrade of its A-series processors to support handwriting recognition.
Apple’s diehard fans might have a difference of opinion about whether or not an iPhone should come with a stylus. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was vocal in his opposition to the idea of an iPhone with a stylus.
That was back in 2007 when stylii were very common, Jobs used to say that “if you see a stylus, they blew it.” However, companies like Samsung have seen considerable success with their stylus-equipped handsets, look no further than the Galaxy Note lineup.
It’s going to be a difficult decision for Apple and perhaps it might be even more difficult to convince the Apple faithful that it’s the right one.