It looks like Apple will indeed add Apple Pencil support to the 2018 iPhone X and iPhone X Plus. After TrendForce’s report from earlier this week, a new report from Economic Daily News claims the same citing “industry insiders.”
The report claims that Apple will be limiting Apple Pencil support to the OLED variants of its 2018 iPhone lineup. This means that the 2018 5.8-inch iPhone X and the 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus will feature Apple Pencil support, while the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will miss out on it.
This is not the first time that we have heard rumors about Apple bringing Apple Pencil support to its iPhone lineup. However, since its debut in 2015, Apple has limited the Pencil support to its iPad Pro lineup. It was only earlier this year that Apple expanded Apple Pencil support to its 6th gen iPad which is aimed at students.
Honestly, I fail to see the point of Apple bringing Pencil support to its 2018 iPhone lineup. Despite the iPhone X Plus featuring a 6.5-inch OLED panel, the display is not going to be sufficient for any kind of drawing and designing purposes. Plus, it is unlikely that people will carry the Apple Pencil around with their iPhone.
The Galaxy Note series and its S Pen have met with success since the stylus can fit right inside the phone. This means that a user does not have to remember to carry it with themselves and it is always there as and when they require it. The same is not going to be possible with Apple Pencil and the 2018 iPhones thereby making the whole point of adding Apple Pencil support to the iPhones moot.