Apple Pencil might work with 2019 iPhone

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An iPad Pro case can prevent your Apple Pencil from charging.
Apple Pencil support might get added to 2019 iPhones.
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The days of Apple Pencil being only supported on iPad could soon be numbered.

Citi Research’s Apple analysts published their predictions of new features for the new 2019 iPhones and while most of the list is pretty ho-hum, there’s one new addition that hasn’t been on our radar: Apple Pencil.

Rumors of Apple Pencil support on iPhones have been around since 2018. Ming-Chi Kuo shot down the idea of Apple Pencil coming to iPhone last August though saying Apple decided it didn’t offer a good user experience.

We haven’t heard much about Apple Pencil support coming to the iPhone this year, but Citi Research claims it’s coming. This year’s list of new iPhone features is pretty boring, so adding Apple Pencil support could add a little bit more excitement to the launch.

Citi Research also weighed in on pricing of the 2019 iPhones saying they will stay the same as last year’s models. Last week my colleague Ed made a compelling argument on why a price cut could be one of the best features on the 2019 iPhone lineup. Honestly, Citi Research isn’t as reliable as other sources so I wouldn’t be surprised if they completely strikeout on these predictions.

Most analysts expect the iPhone lineup to be announced in mid-September with the launching following shortly after. New features will likely include a three-lens camera on the back of the high-end models, A13 processor, better battery life, two-way wireless charging, faster LTE and the death of 3D Touch.