Future iPhone could get Galaxy Note-style stylus

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Future iPhone could benefit from the shrunk-down Apple Pencil.
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Whether it’s Touch ID or Siri, we’re used to seeing hot iPhone features make their way across to the iPad. However, a new report suggests that we may soon see the opposite phenomenon: the arrival of an iPad-style Apple Pencil arrive on the iPhone.

According to “an industry source,” Apple is preparing to launch an iPhone as early as 2019 that will include a stylus. Apple is said to be in talks with several stylus makers, suggesting that this wouldn’t simply be adding iPhone support for the existing Apple Pencil, but instead the creation of something new.

iPhone may soon challenge Galaxy Note with Apple Pencil support

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Apple Pencil won't be exclusive to iPad Pro for long.
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Apple Pencil has become such an essential accessory for iPad Pro owners that Apple is working on bringing it to the iPhone.

New patents again reveal the company’s work on making the iPhone compatible with its beloved stylus, just a day after Samsung announced its new Galaxy Note 8, a smartphone that has become so popular thanks to its S Pen.

iOS 10.3 code hints at faster refresh rate for 10.5-inch iPad Pro

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The new iPad Pro could have an even greater display.
The new iPad Pro could have an even greater display.
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Apple’s next-generation iPad Pro could deliver a faster display refresh rate, if you believe a clue hidden in the latest iOS beta.

Code from the latest developer build of iOS 10.3 hints at the ability to reduce an iPad’s refresh rate to 60Hz from a higher default setting.

Apple Pencil 2 may get magnets to stick to iPad Pro

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Apple Pencil is the best iPad accessory.
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Keeping tabs on your Apple Pencil is about to get a lot easier once Apple comes out with the second-generation version later this year.

A new rumor out of Asia claims Apple plans to release an updated version of its fancy stylus this spring and like the Smart Cover, it will use magnets to attach itself to your iPad.

A sleek iOS stylus is just one of the newest deals this week [Deals]

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Bring precision back to your iOS devices with this soft-tipped stylus.
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Another week, another delivery of awesome new deals on gear, gadgets, and education. This week we’ve got a fine-tipped iOS-ready stylus, a massive bundle of WordPress plug-ins, a car charger that can juice up 4 devices at once, and a pair of key lessons in coding for iOS and OS X. Take a look:

2015’s best gear and gadgets from Cult of Mac Deals store [Deals]

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The epic shockproof, rain-resistant, external battery with solar charging.
The epic shockproof, rain-resistant, external battery with solar charging.
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There’s not much time left to buy gifts but still plenty of amazing deals in the Cult of Mac Store to check out. If you’re looking for some new techy toys or tools that are guaranteed to please, let us make it a little easier on you. Have a look at the five best deals on gadgets and gear from 2015 on sale now:

Jony Ive explains why Apple Pencil is unlike any other stylus

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Jony Ive wants to blur the lines between Apple's Pencil and a real one.
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In what seems to be less of a rare occurrence these days, Chief Design Officer of Apple Jony Ive gave an interview  about the iPad Pro for launch day. Specifically, he talks about the infamous optional accessory called the Apple Pencil. Being that most people at first glance will see this as an overpriced, $100 stylus, it’s fair that Ive wanted to state his case.

Top tools and tips for mastering the modern design landscape [Deals]

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Macaw's Web Design Tool makes coding an simple matter of moving visual elements around on the screen.
Macaw's Web Design Tool makes coding an simple matter of moving visual elements around on the screen.
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The way we use technology to communicate is transforming, and design is changing right along with it. Being caught up with the tools and techniques of web, visual and interactive design is key to being effective in the field of technology, which makes these deals especially exciting and useful.