This is certainly something that would make sense given all the rumors of new iPhones with larger screens coming to the market in 2018
There’s been some evidence that Apple might be looking into ways to bring support for the Apple Pencil to the iPhone, and this could be true. According to a new patent spotted this week, it seems to indicate that Apple has still not given up on the idea as of yet.
According to findings by Patently Apple, a new patent has been discovered which specifically points to the iPhone as the device supported by the Apple Pencil. This means Cupertino has already planned advanced features like notifications to alert the user that the tip needs to be changed in order to avoid display damage.
This means an Apple customer who uses the Apple Pencil which could at some point be alerted that the tip of the stylus needs to be replaced with a new one due to the risk of scratching the display and impacting performance level.
And what’s also very interesting is that the patent appears to be pointing towards a smaller Apple Pencil which could fit the iPhone, similar to what Samsung currently offers on the Note series.
This is certainly something that would make sense especially given all the rumors of new iPhones with larger screens coming to the market in 2018, though for the time being these are just patents with no sign that mass production could start anytime soon.
Rumor has it that Apple's next year iPhones could come with a 6.4-inch display that’s almost as large as the one of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (which currently features 6.3 inches), so adding support for the Apple Pencil certainly aligns well with these rumors.