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Ap­ple’s sty­lus could do even more than we thought

We’re huge fans of the Ap­ple Pen­cil. It’s com­fort­able, ac­cu­rate and hand­ily charges from the iPad Pro’s Light­ning port. It’s a win­ning com­bi­na­tion with the iPad Pro, but it was clear to us that the 2015 launch model wasn’t the be­gin­ning and end of Ap­ple sty­luses. We ex­pect a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro to de­but in late 2016, and a new Pen­cil should be an­nounced with it.

How­ever, the changes could be more far-reach­ing than would at first seem ob­vi­ous. Sure, there’s bound to be even longer bat­tery life and maybe a choice of colours, but ac­cord­ing to a re­cently un­cov­ered patent, a new Pen­cil might work with a Mac and pos­si­bly sup­port ges­tures in the air!

Ap­ple’s granted patent 9,400,570 was orig­i­nally filed in late 2014 and was pub­lished this July by the US Patent and Trade­mark Of­fice. It de­picts a Pen­cil work­ing with an up­dated Magic Track­pad for ma­nip­u­lat­ing 3D ob­jects in a Mac app. Mov­ing the Pen­cil be­yond the iPad makes sense and could see an ex­cit­ing new mar­ket for this ac­ces­sory.

Alan says… Dif­fer­ent nibs to bet­ter sim­u­late the tex­ture of a pen­cil on pa­per is my hope for the next model

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