Apple may possibly introduce a touch-sensitive manage to the potential Apple Pencil to recognise far more gestures, as the tech large has been granted a patent by USPTO for “Touch-based mostly input for stylus“, as per a report by AppleInsider.
Apple is thinking of introducing a touch sensor to the stylus which will assist the stylus obtain tactile input at the component which is the pure grip site of the person.
The abstract of the patent reads: “Touch-centered enter gadgets, this sort of as a stylus, can acquire tactile input from a consumer. The tactile enter capabilities can be carried out by a contact sensor, this kind of as a capacitive sensing device. A touch sensor can be built-in into a stylus in a lower profile kind.”
The believed powering obtaining much more enter possibilities with the stylus is borne out of the simple fact that even though keeping the stylus, the consumer is constrained in his/her enter selections to a touchscreen machine like the iPad. Which is why the patent has floated the notion of adding a touch sensor to the Apple Pencil is a lower profile kind.
“Accordingly, added input capabilities that are integrated into the enter unit would give the consumer with expanded input abilities without having the have to have to concurrently work further input equipment.”, provides the patent.
The patent provides that these kinds of a stylus will be capable to differentiate among the tactile inputs given by the person and disregard the inputs that are registered while the user is just holding the stylus at his/her purely natural grip locale.
Before patents for the Apple Pencil (December 2019) have been about integrating haptic suggestions into the Pencil for a much more practical sense of drawing on paper and about the Pencil applying a digicam to document the physical characteristics of a area.
The intention, in shorter, appears to be to make the stylus do more than what it is able of ideal now. And the tech big could quite nicely increase additional management to the Apple Pencil of the coming generations. It is just not crystal clear when it would do that.