From an interview with NDTV’s Vikram Chandra back in May:
NDTV: Has that voice never come to you? For example when you
launched the pencil and you know what Steve said,’ if you see a
stylus they blew it’, when you launched that pencil?
Tim Cook: Well we launched a pencil not a stylus, first of all,
and there’s a big difference and the things that people are doing
with this pencil, I think that Steve would have loved. He loved to
help people create. 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.
One way or the other, Cook clearly misspoke there. Either he was just plain wrong about the iPhone supporting Apple Pencil, or he slipped and gave away a feature in this year’s new iPhones. (Thanks to Stephane Rangaya.)
Update: If you watch the video, what Cook actually said is slightly different from the transcript, and suggests even more strongly that the pencil works with iPhone. Starting around the 29:10 mark, he says, “If you’ve ever seen what can be created with that pencil on an iPad or an iPhone, it’s really unbelievable.” (Thanks to Troy Gaul for catching this.)
★ Saturday, 3 September 2016