A patent recently filed with the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) shows that the Apple Pencil will soon be an exclusive feature of the iPad Pro, making it compatible with the iPhone as well.
Apple’s super- expensive pencil works thanks to a system of sensors built into the display, which provides greater precision when drawing or making notes, something that ends up being a great differential for artists and Students.
The document titled “Devices and Methods for Handling User Interfaces with a Stylus” describes how the enhancement might be able to support a range of electronic devices with touchscreen.
Among them, of course, we have the most portable ones like the iPhone and iPod Touch, which would gain the same pencil detection skills that the professional apple tablet already has.
The drawing shows how Apple Pencil’s interaction with word processing applications, spreadsheets, image editing, web browsing, e-mail, and more – including the ability to work on the MacBook Touchpad, could take place.
Filled in 2015, same year as the first model of the iPad Pro (the 12.9 “model), the patent shows that since then the Cupertino giant has been studying ways to incorporate it into other devices in its product line, not discarding, of course, its flagship device, the iPhone.
The record reiterates something commented by Tim Cook in September last year when he said that eventually the Apple Pencil would become compatible with the iPhone.
Speaking of the iPad Pro, the apple is due to present in a few weeks the second generation of professional tablets, including the launch of a 10.5 “model, which has even had protective covers and renders leaked on the web.
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