The patent, describing a technique for "Noise Correction for a Stylus Touch Device," specifically says both a tablet and smartphone could make use of the tech.
This may be an exciting tease for Pencil fans and iPhone users, but, as always, a patent is not confirmation of an official feature in development.
This isn't the first patent to suggest Apple may be considering the Apple Pencil for smartphone use, and CEO Tim Cook let slip a comment late last year that possibly hints at Apple Pencil compatibility on the iPhone.
While a smartphone's smaller screen may not be as optimal for drawing as a tablet, we can see future iPhones benefiting from a quality stylus to better compete with phablets like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Plus, it brings more usage to the Apple Pencil, which is right now a single-product accessory.
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