When Apple unveiled the iPad 10e generation, it contained the original Apple Pencil, the only tablet still using this stylus. But a new rumor suggests the company may have a separate smart stylus up its sleeve that would work with both the iPhone and iPad, but the idea was quashed after a million of them. used to be.
according to the speaker duan ruiA report on Weibo.com claimed that Apple would release a new Apple Pencil in September alongside the iPhone 14. This will be the first time the stylus has been mentioned with an Apple iPhone, as the current first-generation and second-generation Apple Pencils only work with iPads – although iPhone compatibility has been rumored in the past.
According to Duanrui, this new stylus was going to be called Maker, which could be a typo for marker, a more likely name I’d say.
This stylus will be much cheaper than the current Apple Pencil model, which costs $49. At this price, the pressure sensing in current models is gone, as is the battery. Instead, it would get the power it needed to run from the iPad it was writing on. Some models of Samsung’s smart stylus S-Pen also use this technology.
The leaker says the new stylus will also work with the iPhone, so it’s slated to launch alongside the iPhone 14.
Well, as far as we know, no such launch has happened. one of the 10 points of criticismegen iPad is that the connection to the first generation Apple Pencil is elegant and requires a charging cable and adapter so that the Pencil can be paired with the iPad with its Lightning connector that uses the USB-C connection.
Amazingly, sources insist something very un-Apple happened: the product reached production and over a million were built before being canceled. Leaker says these products should now be phased out.
How possible is all this?
Well, a newer, more affordable stylus would go really well with the new iPad, and a pencil for the iPhone is probably long overdue. The truncated version would be a good fit if users are likely to want to take notes on the screen – something that’s very popular on Samsung Galaxy phones with the S-Pen, for example – rather than the advanced drawing apps on the iPad.
But I have two big doubts about this rumor.
First, as mentioned above, it’s not Apple that canceled a product late in the day. Even the ill-fated AirPower charging station, which reached the announcement stage, was canceled before reaching mass production.
Second, it’s the supply chain that can’t keep secrets, so if this product had been made, we would have seen leaked footage of it by now.
Unless it doesn’t look like the original pencil. It doesn’t look like the second-generation model, as it doesn’t need flat edges for docking or charging.
There was a rumor of a smaller Pencil designed for smaller tablets, so maybe this new report plays into that.
In general, I don’t believe this rumor, but I think it sounds nice. An inexpensive pencil with iPhone compatibility is certainly intriguing. Who knows, maybe Apple should have made these styluses and kept them ready for next time instead of destroying them.