According to a note from an analyst sent to customers by Citi Research, the next series of Apple iPhone 11 could include a feature that will make Steve Jobs (late) spin in the grave. As noted by Business Insider, the research arm of the Citibank Private Banking unit states that it plans to see support for an iPhone stylus/pen for iPhone with new models to be released in September. But remember, it’s a rumor and a similar one made its round last August before the 2018 iPhones were introduced. Obviously, that report wasn’t accurate.
In January 2007, when Jobs presented the original iPhone, he gave up using a pencil to promote the device’s touchscreen. Jobs talked about how iPhone users could navigate the user interface when he said, “What are we going to do? Oh, a stylus, right? We’re going to use a stylus. No. No. Who wants a stylus? You have to get ’em, put ’em away, you lose ’em. Yuck! Nobody wants a stylus. So, let’s not use a stylus.”
But Apple Pencil was introduced in 2015 along with the iPad Pro. Last year, Apple launched a second-generation model that works with the 11-inch iPad Pro and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2018). The latest version is uploaded to the tablet via the magnetic “Smart Connector”.
Some Styluses Of Today Are Productivity Tools And Are More Than Just Pointing Devices
Citi also predicts that the 2019 iPhones will be equipped with a bezel-free display that is no different from what the current line looks like. And the Citi researchers say the batteries of the new units will have higher capacities. The reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has already told TF International’s customers that this year he sees Apple including larger batteries due to the new noisy inverse wireless feature that will be included with the 2019 iPhones.
Similar to the Wireless PowerShare feature on the Samsung Galaxy S10 line, iPhone 11 users should be able to use the back panel of their phone to wirelessly charge AirPods, Apple Watch or another compatible phone. Since this will tax the host phone battery, Kuo expects the iPhone 11 Max to have a battery between 3491 mAh and 3650 mAh; It would be a 10-15% increase in the battery that powers the iPhone XS Max. The iPhone 11, according to Kuo, will carry a battery with a capacity between 3189 mAh and 3322 mAh for an increase from 20% to 25% of the iPhone XS. And the iPhone 11R could be equipped with a 3089 mAh battery, a small 5% increase compared to the one that powers the iPhone XR. The latter already has the best battery life on any iPhone.
The Citi report also states that the FaceTime camera will go from 7 MP to 10 MP in later models, with 14 MP cameras on the back. The OLED models will have three sensors housed inside the square camera module based on previous voices and renderings. There will be the main camera, a telephoto lens, and a wide-angle camera. The iPhone 11R will have a main camera and a telephoto camera on the back.
The price of 2019 phones, according to Citi Research, will remain the same. The 6.5-inch iPhone 11 Max will start at $1,099. The 5.8-inch iPhone 11 will be priced at $999 and above, and the base model of the iPhone 11R will cost $749. While Citi does not mention it, we expect Apple to launch an 18W fast charger in the box (previously an extra $29) along with a Type C to a Lightning dongle.
While the stylus, for the most part, is dead and buried, it has appeared as the S Pen on Samsung’s Galaxy Note phones and LG has its popular Stylo series. But accessories like the S Pen and the Apple Pencil are not just pointing devices. They are productivity tools that users can use to get things done. Perhaps Steve Jobs would not be so quick to discard the iPhone support for Apple Pencil.
(Via: Business Insider)
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