It’s difficult for Apple to keep secrets this close to an iPhone launch. At this point, we probably know most of what there is to know, but a May interview with Tim Cook resurfaced on Daring Fireball could indicate that Apple has one surprise in store.

If you’ve ever seen what can be created with that pencil on an iPad or an iPhone, it’s really unbelievable … 

As Gruber observes, it’s clear that Cook misspoke one way or the other, but it does raise the possibility at least that he knew Apple Pencil support was on the way for a future iPhone.

Even with the 5.5-inch screen of the iPhone 7 Plus, it’s not likely too many people would want to use an iPhone as a sketchpad, but the Pencil could well have an application for handwritten notes, as well as a means of highlighting text.

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