We are fairly confident in our suggestions that we pretty much know most of what Apple is looking to announce relating to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus this coming Wednesday.
In a world of social media where there is a huge interest in the next big move from manufacturers like Apple, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for companies to actually keep announcements and product launches under wraps. We may know most of what will be announced at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, but could an interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook from May end up shedding some light on a “one more thing” announcement?
It may have seemed liked nothing at the time, and in all honesty, there wasn’t much made of Tim Cook’s interview back in May, but could Apple’s CEO have alluded to the possibility of the soon-to-be-announced iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus shipping with support for the company’s Apple Pencil hardware that has previously only worked with the iPad Pro range?
It seems that Cook may have alluded to the fact that talented designers are capable of creating beautiful designs using an Apple Pencil on a product other than the iPad:
If you’ve ever seen what can be created with that pencil on an iPad or an iPhone, it’s really unbelievable…
Could this actually mean what we think it could mean? Many designers and creative individuals have relished the opportunity to use Apple’s 12.9-inch or 9.7-inch iPad Pro in conjunction with an Apple Pencil to create beautiful designs without the need for pen and paper or a separate drawing slate. Whether or not those same designers would jump at the chance to use a 4.7-inch or 5.5-inch iPhone as a scribble pad is another question entirely.
It’s definitely fair to suggest that the Apple Pencil could have a use on the smaller screen of the iPhone. Whether it would be used for full illustrations and as a main design device is highly dubious, but there’s a very real chance that professionals and average users alike could get real satisfaction and benefit from using an Apple Pencil to take handwritten notes and highlight areas of images or text for annotation on documents.
It will be extremely interesting to see if this gets touched on Wednesday, or this was purely a slip of the tongue by Tim Cook back in May.