One of the defining features of the iPad Pro is the support for Apple Pencil, Apple’s take on the stylus which has since received extremely favorable reviews. However it also begged the question as to whether or not the feature could be launched for the iPhone as well, something that the rumor mill has been suggesting as of late.
It seems that those rumors are gaining momentum because according to a report from the Economic Daily News from China (via Cult of Mac), it seems that Apple could have signed on with a new stylus supplier from Taiwan. The report claims that the company is question is Elan who will apparently supply ‘touch-and-pen related” chips for the two next-gen iPhone X handsets.
If the rumors are to be believed, only the larger 6.5-inch iPhone this year will support the Apple Pencil. We suppose this makes sense since the larger display will make the stylus more useful, versus trying to use a stylus with a smaller display. Needless to say that none of this can be confirmed at the moment so it’s probably best to take it with a grain of salt for now.
That being said, the 2018 iPhones are predicted to be officially announced in the second week of September, so it won’t be much longer until we get all the details.