Apple CEO Tim Cook might have inadvertently spoiled one of the biggest features to be unveiled at the launch of the new iPhone 7.
When Steve Jobs was in charge, the idea of a stylus was overwhelmingly shunned, but Mr Cook said the new Apple Pencil is opening doors previously unimagined.
In an interview in May, Mr Cook hinted the pencil created for the iPad could be compatible with the new iPhone.
He was asked if he thought the late co-founder would agree with the implementation of a stylus — something he publicly mocked.
Mr Cook responded by saying he would be pleased if he saw what was being done with them.
“If you’ve ever seen what can be created with that pencil on an iPad or an iPhone, it’s really unbelievable,” he said during an interview with NDTV.
Mr Cook’s slip up could be a simple mistake, but many Apple commentators believe this is one of the many hints that the pencil is coming to iPhone 7.
Along with the ever-increasing screen size and the drawing features added to the iOS 10 update could support these claims.
The Apple Pencil is priced at $165 in the Australian store, but could be included with the new iPhone if it is compatible.
Apple is expected to unveil the new iPhone 7, Macbook Pro and Apple Watch at its regular September event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco tomorrow.
The announcement begins at 2am, Thursday, September 8. (AEST).