Stylus support hasn’t been included with Apple’s iPhones so far, but it could arrive within the next couple years. According to The Korea Herald, the company is considering a new version of the Apple Pencil for a stylus-ready smartphone that’ll debut as early as 2019.
The Apple Pencil has been available for use with iPads since 2015. Historically the company hasn’t been in favor of styluses. Former CEO Steve Jobs once summed up his feelings on the matter by saying, “God gave us 10 styluses. Let’s not invent another.”
Sources say the iPhone’s stylus will be a supercapacitor stylus, which is less expensive to make relative to the electromagnetic resonance styluses utilized by Samsung. It also comes with the benefit of feeling more like a pen.