Resurfaced Tim Cook Interview Hints at Apple Pencil Support for iPhone 7

Resurfaced Tim Cook Interview Hints at Apple Pencil Support for iPhone 7
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A recently resurfaced interview with Apple’s CEO seems to hint at Apple Pencil support for the upcoming iPhone 7, according to new rumors. The Apple Pencil is an interesting device for Cupertino — whose founder, Steve Jobs, famously said “if you see a stylus, they blew it.”

But Apple’s current CEO, Tim Cook, hesitates to call the Apple Pencil a stylus — and he claims that even Jobs would approve of the device, according to Cult of Mac. “If you’ve ever seen what can be created with that pencil on an iPad or iPhone, it’s really unbelievable,” Tim Cook told NDTV in May of this year.

While the word “iPhone” being thrown into the last sentence might have just been a slip of the tongue, it could imply that Apple has had iPhone support for the Pencil planned for some time.

And many technology commentators — including John Gruber, who originally rediscovered the interview — have taken Cook’s quote as proof that Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7 will feature Apple Pencil support, according to The Independent.

The Apple Pencil was originally released alongside the 12.9-inch iPad Pro last year — and in the time since, the only other device to gain support was the 9.7-inch iPad, according to AppleInsider.

This is due in part because the Apple Pencil requires a specific screen to work — and the devices that do support the Pencil are built from the get-go to support it. So adding Pencil functionality to already existing devices isn’t as simple as it might seem, the Independent reported.

Additionally, there haven’t been any leaks or rumors of Apple Pencil support for the iPhone 7 prior to now — and the device is expected to be announced today. Still, that doesn’t mean we won’t be able to use the Apple Pencil with our iPhones in the near future — whether on the iPhone 7 or a later device.

Apple’s newest flagship is expected to be revealed at an event Wednesday, according to most sources. The device is slated to have a similar design to the iPhone 6s, but without a headphone jack. It’s also rumored to feature an improved camera system and a faster processor.

[The information provided in this article has NOT been confirmed by Apple and may be speculation. Provided details may not be factual. Take all rumors, tech or otherwise, with a grain of salt.]

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