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How The 'iPhone 8 Pencil' Can Threaten 'Galaxy Note 8' Success

By Staff writer , Dec 19, 2016 04:18 AM EST
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Rumors have been surfacing regarding a new Galaxy Note 8 stylus being developed to rival the Apple Pencil. This came out after Apple CEO Tim Cook recently spoke on the subject. Cook stated in an interview that Apple is currently dwelling on the possibility of utilizing the Apple Pencil for future editions of the iPhone series. (Photo : DetroitBORG )

Rumors have been surfacing regarding a new Galaxy Note 8 stylus being developed to rival the Apple Pencil. This came out after Apple CEO Tim Cook recently spoke on the subject. Cook stated in an interview that Apple is currently dwelling on the possibility of utilizing the Apple Pencil for future editions of the iPhone series.

Cook comments on Apple Pencil

"If you can imagine the things that can be created on an iPhone or an iPad with the Apple pencil, it's really unbelievable," Cook said in an interview. Cook also made some clear signs that the Apple Pencil could 'possibly' be a part of the iPhone 8. With a recently published patent from Apple, it just further indicates that an iPhone Apple Pencil will happen sooner than later.

The latest patent issued in a long line of submissions from the Apple Corporation was just been published this week by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. The description, 'Devices and Methods for Controlling User Interface with the use of a Stylus,' indicates that it would be perfectly possible for a stylus to be utilized with a handset. It also seems likely that upcoming of apps with both the iPhone and iPad Pro will be made compatible with the said technology in the future.

More about the Apple Pencil

One section of the application of the patent also illustrates how it would also be possible for the Apple Pencil to be utilized for Apple's iMessage app. This will be particularly appealing for Apple, as the software received a huge overhaul with the latest iOS release. The Apple Pencil functionality for iMovie is also notable. All of this would only suggest numerous ways that the utilization of the Apple Pencil could be deepened even more in the future.

Samsung's response would be interesting

With numerous illustrations in the latest Apple patent pointing towards an Apple Pencil appearing in the near future, it would definitely be interesting to see how Samsung would respond with the upcoming Galaxy Note 8. An earlier release of the said phablet is anticipated in 2017.

In fact, Samsung, is the one far more associated with stylus technology, having included an 'S Pen' with their recent phablet releases. But now with Apple looking towards moving into this area with the phablet versions of the iPhone, it seems likely that Samsung will have to deliver something incredibly outstanding with the Galaxy Note range in order to set it apart from the iPhone 8.

Samsung has their hands full

This would definitely be an additional pressure on the Galaxy Note 8 that Samsung could likely do without. There is no doubt that Samsung would have to deliver something truly appealing and interesting when the Galaxy Note 8 is released in order to overcome the negative publicity brought by the Note 7 failure.

Consumers should significantly benefit from the said phablet's disaster with the general public expecting that the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 will retail at just the same price point as the Note 7, or even slightly cheaper while benefiting from a massively improved smartphone.

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