One of the most persistent iPhone 6 rumors regarding potential specs and features is that of a stylus-enabled touchscreen similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy Note. Such technology has become hugely popular over recent years and would by rights increase the appeal of the iPhone 6 quite massively – just at a time when Apple really need to win over the world once again.
However, what if Apple were to launch an iPhone 6 that didn’t include a stylus, for the simple reason that users could write on the touchscreen with a standard pen or pencil?
Bizarre as it may sound that’s exactly the rumor we’re looking at this week – an iPhone 6 with a super-sensitive touchscreen that can be used in conjunction with a regular pen or pencil rather than a special stylus. Said touchscreen is apparently being produced by Sharp and will not only be eight-times more sensitive than current touchscreens, but mercifully a hell of a lot tougher to boot.
And what’s more, it’s also been suggested that the iPhone 6 touchscreens from Sharp will be quite drastically thinner and lighter than any current being used, which along with freeing up space within the outer-casing will also lead to huge reductions in production and shipping costs.
Stats and sales figures might argue differently, but there’s really no denying the fact that general iPhone hysteria isn’t what it used to be and Apple’s Smartphones aren’t turning heads lie they once did. As far as specs, features and outright innovation go, they’re losing so much ground to the likes of Samsung, HTC and LG practically by the day, which in turn calls for something big when the iPhone 6 finally rolls around.
Most are becoming aware that it’s not all about raw power and on-paper specs, but rather the kind of flawless functionality and mold-breaking creativity that users can actually benefit from. As such, being able to use an iPhone 6 in conjunction with a standard pencil and even while wearing gloves certainly seems to tick all boxes, so we’ll have to hope that this one pans out as accurate.