According to Taiwanese publication Economic Daily News, Apple’s second-generation iPhone X, and a widely expected 6.5-inch model dubbed the iPhone X Plus, will both be compatible with the Apple Pencil.
Speculation on Apple Pencil support for iPhone has been going on for years now. After Tim Cook accidentally referenced Apple Pencil use with iPhone in 2016 ahead of the iPhone 7/7 Plus launch, some thought support was going to come with those devices.
Since then, we’ve seen numerous patents around iPhone use with the accessory, and one report about the possibility of a smaller sized Apple Pencil.
The report, citing “industry insiders,” claims that Apple Pencil support will be limited to those OLED models, meaning that Apple’s upcoming lower-cost 6.1-inch iPhone with an LCD will not work with the drawing tool. Taiwanese research firm TrendForce shared the same prediction earlier this week.
If these rumors prove to be true, this would be the first time Apple releases its own stylus for the iPhone in the device’s 11-year history.