iPhone 8 vs Galaxy Note 8: Apple Pencil For Future iPhone Series Considered; iPhone 8 Likely Becomes Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s Rival

By Laine Lucas , Updated Dec 20, 2016 07:45 AM EST

A patent filed by Apple for Apple Pencil was recently spotted and it revealed how the stylus could become an accessory for the next Apple smartphone, the iPhone 8, and possibly future iPhone iterations. Rumors are now rife that the Apple Pencil's existence should make iPhone 8 a strong rival against Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

Apple hasn't really said anything official about Apple Pencil becoming an accessory to iPhone 8, but based on what company CEO Tim Cook said recently during an interview with NDTV, the idea is entirely plausible and Galaxy Note 8 should soon meet its competition. "And if you've ever seen what can be created on an iPhone or an iPad with that pencil is really unbelievable. You should really show some of these to your audience," he said.

Other than Cook's statement, a patent that explained how the stylus can be used on a smartphone was spotted at Patently Apple. The accessory can be used beyond the Notes app as it was also mentioned that Apple Pencil could work on iPhone 8's Messages app. Reports suggested that this feature could send Samsung in a panic and the South Korean must need to up its game with Galaxy Note 8, following the disastrous explosive battery issue of the Note 7.

Tim Cook's statement and the filed patent hint at the possibility of the Apple Pencil becoming a part of iPhone 8 in the near future. Fans are now looking forward to how Samsung will make sure that its upcoming Galaxy Note 8 won't hide behind the shadows. The stylus is supposed to be one of the most popular features of Samsung's Note series and if Apple plans to really bring the accessory to the future iPhone, the South Korean tech firm should come up with something that will revolutionize the mobile market.

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