Apple will reportedly not be bringing the Apple pencil to the iPhones as previously reported according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. This is due to the peripheral not offering a “good user experience” for users.
Apple has notoriously been against styluses, with Steve Jobs famously saying that “if you see a stylus, they blew it”,” In the intervening years since that comment, the firm has eaten its words and gone on to include a stylus on its own iPad Pro devices. It has yet to do so on iPhones and while rumours indcated that it would be moving that way, pen aficionados will have to look elsewhere. For more up to date news on the 2018 iPhones, see this recent story of Apple’s plans.
Apple is not the only one who shied away from offering a much-anticipated pen experience on their device. The Lumia 950 and 950 Xl were reported to ship with Pen experiences prior to release, but Microsoft pulled back from their ambitious offerings.
The only manufacturer to consistently offer a good pen experience, therefore, remains Samsung with its Galaxy Note family of devices. Maybe next year Apple.