Will a Stylus Pen Work With an iPhone?

by Moriah Chesler
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The iPhone is a powerful smartphone device with lots of features. With its easy-to-use touch-screen interface, you can navigate through your iPhone by tapping, scrolling and typing. Using your fingers often leaves fingerprint marks and possibly scratches on an unprotected console. Not all stylus pens are compatible with the iPhone. Apple recommends stylus pens made specifically for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and finger-touch screens.

Features of a Stylus Pen

The iPhone is used in all weather conditions. If you have gloves on, typing on the iPhone is a challenge. Typing with a pen alleviates the problem. Stylus pens come with a rubber tip at the bottom to prevent scratch marks on the console. Like ordinary clip-on pens, stylus pens can be attached to your shirt pocket for hands-free portability. These stylus pens are lightweight and measure less than six inches long.

Soft Touch Stylus

The Soft Touch Stylus for iPhones measures only 4 inches, has a built-in shirt clip and is compatible with finger-touch screens. This stylus is light because it is built with lightweight aluminum. With its soft rubber tip, you can easily and precisely type, tap, double-tap and scroll. You can acquire this pen in all black or in a silver body with a black or blue clip and tip.

Pogo Stylus

The Pogo Stylus pen is also made for iPhones and the iPod touch. It has a soft rubber tip, easily glides over the console for creative sketching, in addition to typing, tapping, panning, scrolling, dragging, rolling, bowling and trolling. Built with a lightweight aluminum alloy, the Pogo pen is coated with an anodized multicolored layer. Without a built-in clip, you need to purchase a multipurpose clip to attach the Pogo pen onto your iPhone.


If you've ever wanted a pen and stylus in one, consider the CandyStylus+Pen for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and paper. This chrome-finished, ink-refillable pen also functions as a stylus. It is capped on both sides; one end as a stylus and the other, a regular pen. Weighing 4.2 ounces and measuring 5.6 inches, the CandyStylus+Pen takes a Parker ballpoint refillable ink cartridge.


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About the Author

Moriah Chesler began writing professionally in 1989. She started as a software engineer documenting projects and company products. She has also contributed to the "Joomla!" community magazine, blogged for Teach Me Programming and JoomlaIsrael.net and authored several e-books on Bible vocabulary. Chesler has a Bachelor of Engineering from Dartmouth College and a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics and electrical engineering from Smith College.

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