In its fight against Microsoft and its Surface Pro 4 – and generally in his will that we should abandon our traditional laptops – Apple launched late last year the iPad Pro 12 inch. A giant tablet with numerous possibilities, including those to meet the different needs of graphic designers. Which gave birth to the Apple Pencil, a proposed optional stylus to 109 euros. A cheap, accurate and pleasant accessory, as we have seen when testing the iPad Pro 12, but pretty basic. A little too visibly to Apple’s taste.
Apple Insider, which publishes including sketches attached to this new patent also specifies that this pen is equipped with electrodes on the body length and circumference. This very fine location to detect, for example, if the user rotates the pen between his fingers. Movement that would be used to rotate an object on the screen, change the thickness of a line, the size of a brush or to intervene with the application menus. In this case, the fact of a finger on the body of the stylus would scroll down menu.
A body incorporating pressure sensors
This new version of the pen-if it comes out one day – is extremely promising and innovative. Anyway, with such a tool, Apple has the freedom to further develop opportunities for iOS. We can also hope that the future will benefit Pencil Office product users (iMac) or laptop (MacBook) by a wireless connection.
Source: Apple Insider