Apple decided to patented the stylus, which is not is limited to a touch screen, and can draw and write on any surface, even in air. The patent was filed in the summer of 2016, but published just now.
How it works
Title of patent - " Creating content from using an electronic input device on non-electron surfaces. " How this device will work - it is not known, but, most likely, in A sensor (for example, an accelerometer or a motion sensor) or a camera will be located on the tip of the pen, and trajectory will track the cameras on the computer or smartphone. Thus, the gadget can carry out wireless monitoring for stylus movements and design them on screen.
FROM Using this stylus you can draw, write and even create three-dimensional images. At the same time, Drawings indicate the most diverse devices that work with such a pen: laptop, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.
Of course, this is just a patent, and far from the fact that such a stylus will still be released. The company files patent applications for different styluses with 2010, but before So far only Pencil has been released, which is limited only to iPads Pro.
Source: WIPO , The Verge
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