Apple reportedly has engineers working on a stylus for the iPhone. Despite Steve Jobs' famous lines disparaging smartphones with a stylus ten years ago, times have changed. The iPad Pro supports Apple Pencil, and devices such as the Galaxy note come with the accessory. Should Apple launch an iPhone-compatible pencil, it wouldn't be available until 2019.
There have been a few signs that Apple is working on launching a smaller stylus for the iPhone. Apple released the original Apple Pencil for the iPad Pro in 2015. As of right now the stylus only supports Apple's Pro lineup of tablets, but three patent applications for an iPhone version of the Pencil have been recently spotted by Patently Apple.
The latest filing includes illustrations featuring only an iPhone, and focuses on tracking tip wear to prevent screen damage.
As expected, Apple has released a little brother to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Essentially, the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro is just a successor to the iPad Air 2, but support for the Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard accessory seem to have pushed Apple to calling it an iPad Pro. However, if you are in the market for a new iPad, there are some key differences between the two "Pro" iPads you should be aware of.
The iPad Pro is a reality. With a 12.9-inch oxide TFT display and a resolution of 2732 x 2048 pixels, the iOS software keyboard will appear full sized. A 64-bit A9X processor promises faster-than-desktop class performance, a full 22 times faster than the original iPad.