The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has filed a new patent from Apple. It looks like Apple engineers decided to make a contactless stylus allowing to conduct professional work with images on...
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has filed a new patent from Apple. It looks like Apple engineers decided to make a contactless stylus allowing to conduct professional work with images on all Apple computers and tablets without a special touch surface due to the built-in motion sensors and cameras of other devices.
The company has already released a stylus for iPad Pro 13 released in 2015, which turned the device into a full-fledged graphic tablet. Sensors in the case of the iPad allowed you to adjust the thickness of the line and the angle of tilt of Apple Pencil, and extra touches with fingers and palm were blocked in order to make the sensation of drawing closer to the sensation of drawing with an ordinary pencil on a plain paper.
The downside of Apple Pencil was that it was only suitable for iPad Pro, equipped with special sensors. A new digital pencil will allow drawing on other devices with a large screen detailing the pattern with more precise movements.
Ihe company provided drawings and listed the technologies that are likely to be used to position the stylus in the patent application. Among them are triangulation with the help of electromagnetic or acoustic transmitters, an accelerometer and a gyroscope. In addition, the built-in cameras of the Macbook or iMac will help you to recognize motion.
So far Apple has just applied to WIPO, but even if the patent is registered, it is not known whether the non-contact stylus will be on sale.
Among the recent Apple patents is "whispering" Siri, which recognizes a very quiet speech and is able to whisper in response.
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