The Apple Pencil may be getting few Quite cool upgrades in the future. As claimed by to the United States Trademark and Patent Office (USPTO), Apple has received a patent for a stylus with a built-in digital camera and more.
The patent description said the stylus will have a touch-sensitive area with support for gestures this sort of as taps, rotations, and swipes or a combination of gestures. This version of the Apple Pencil will Furthermore be in a position to distinguish between a user simply holding it or performing an real gesture. The existing Apple Pencil makes it possible for you to switch between tools such like a pen and an eraser by double-tapping the side of the stylus.
Apple Pencil patent
The patent Furthermore states that the stylus could moreover be capable to detect biological characteristics of the user this sort of as heart rate, respiration rate, blood pressure, and case temperature, etc.
One other patent listed mentions a variant of the Apple with a built-in camera. The digital camera will be able to capture the physical characteristics of a surface and visually reproduce it on the panel of the iPad.
Additional patent has a haptic feedback include that replicates the feeling of drawing on paper while an additional mentions the stylus having a fingerprint sensor so that it can be used to unlock the iPad and In addition to carry out payments.
It is not yet known which of these attributes will ultimately make it to a commercial smartphone. However, we have a feeling the new gestures might come with the Apple Pencil that will launch with the up coming iPad Pro. Renders of the next tablet leaked a few weeks ago and they uncovered the next-gen iPad will have triple rear digital cameras.