Apple may be taking a leaf out of rival Samsung's book, if rumours of a new iPhone equipped with a stylus are to be believed. Like the Galaxy Note the new gadget, speculated by some to be the iPhone 11, would feature a stylus as standard

Apple said to be developing a stylus for its 2019 iPhone

Apple may be taking a leaf out of rival Samsung’s book, if rumours of a new iPhone equipped with a stylus are to be believed.

In a move that would have the late firm’s co-founder Steve Jobs rolling in his grave, the Cupertino company is said to be developing the handset for release by 2019.

Jobs’ hatred for the pen-like interface devices became widely known after a now infamous appearance at Macworld 2007, where he asked ‘who wants a stylus?’

Like the Galaxy Note the new gadget, speculated by some to be the iPhone 11, would feature a stylus as standard.

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Apple may be taking a leaf out of rival Samsung's book, if rumours of a new iPhone equipped with a stylus are to be believed. Like the Galaxy Note the new gadget, speculated by some to be the iPhone 11, would feature a stylus as standard

Apple may be taking a leaf out of rival Samsung’s book, if rumours of a new iPhone equipped with a stylus are to be believed. Like the Galaxy Note the new gadget, speculated by some to be the iPhone 11, would feature a stylus as standard

BATTLE OF THE STYLUSES

The rumoured stylus for a future iPhone will be seen by many as an attempt to take on the popularity of Samsung’s S Pen stylus.

But sources say the Apple version will work slightly differently.

The Note 8’s pen uses electromagnetic resonance (EMR) technology, which requires special panels under the screen to operate.

Industry leakers say the iPhone version will use a supercapacitor type stylus.

An upgraded CPU chipset is expected to support the additional functions provided by the stylus.

The claims first emerged in South Korean publication The Investor, who claim to have spoken with a number of industry insiders familiar with the matter.

‘Apple is preparing to launch the phone as early as 2019,’ one anonymous source told the website.

‘It is also in talks with a couple of stylus makers for a partnership,’ they said.

This is not the first time that Apple has explored the potential of a stylus type input.

In 2016, the firm debuted the Apple Pencil for the iPad Pro, and the premium model now shipping with the accessory as standard.

Software was also developed to support handwriting and artistic functions for the gadget.

The rumoured stylus for a future iPhone will be seen by many as an attempt to take on the popularity of Samsung’s S Pen.

But sources say the Apple version will work slightly differently.

The Note 8’s pen uses electromagnetic resonance (EMR) technology, which requires special panels under the screen to operate.

Industry leakers say the iPhone version will use a supercapacitor type stylus.

‘A supercapacitor type is cheaper to make compared to the EMR stylus,’ they added.

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' (pictured) hatred for the pen-like interface devices became widely known after a now infamous appearance at Macworld 2007

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ (pictured) hatred for the pen-like interface devices became widely known after a now infamous appearance at Macworld 2007

In 2016, the firm debuted the Apple Pencil for the iPad Pro (pictured), and the premium model now shipping with the accessory as standard

In 2016, the firm debuted the Apple Pencil for the iPad Pro (pictured), and the premium model now shipping with the accessory as standard

‘It also offers a more pen-like feel,’ another source said.

An upgraded CPU chipset is expected to support the additional functions provided by the stylus.

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was famously resistant to the idea of including a stylus with the iPhone.

During his 2007 Macworld appearance he made a number of diparaging comments about the digital pens.

He said in his criticism of other phones of the era: ‘If you see a stylus, they blew it’.

‘You have to get em’, put em’ away. You lose them. Yuck.’

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