2018 iPhone Will Not Support Apple Pencil, 6.1-Inch LCD iPhone Could Be Delayed
We are absolutely in iPhone build-up mode right now with there set to be three new iPhones launched in the coming weeks. September is always a big month for Apple but 2o18’s announcements look set to be some of the biggest yet.
Not content to launch three new iPhones, Apple was also said to be on the verge of announcing at least one smartphone with support for the iPad’s Apple Pencil but, unfortunately, this appears to now be unlikely according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
The bad news comes after the analyst released a research note to investors this week in which he said that he does not believe that Apple Pencil support from an iPhone would offer a “good user experience. That’s potentially debatable given the fact that Apple competitor Samsung has been shipping its Galaxy Note line of smartphones, complete with built-in stylus, for years.
Moving on to what Kuo does expect September to hold, the belief is that while the 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch iPhones will be available in September as expected, those looking to pick up the less costly 6.1-inch LCD iPhone may be in for a wait. Manufacturing issues have apparently befallen the new device, calling it to be available “slightly later due to its production schedule.”
Apple’s big September announcement event is expected to take place on September 14th, with there potentially being more than just new iPhones in the offing.
A new Apple Watch is almost certainly in the cards, with new MacBook Air, iPad Pro and even Mac mini hardware touted to be set for a debut alongside the 2018 iPhone lineup, too.
This could all mean that this September’s event will be one of the most hotly anticipated in a while, especially if that Mac mini refresh comes to fruition!