Apple patents a new Pencil with more gestures, finger recognition and built-in camera

The current generation of Apple Pencil is a fascinating tool that allows you to perform various operations very quickly. The main improvement over the previous version was the introduction of the double-tap to quickly access some functions. This mode is customizable but has only four options. In the future, the possibilities could become much more.

A patent registered by the Cupertino company at the U.S. office for intellectual property that specifies new gestures such as triple touch, swipe or roll the pen between the fingers has just leaked. These movements will lead to much more varied interactions than what is now possible. The same certification gives some examples: change instrument, change color, shape, size, thickness of the instrument in use, cancel/repeat, copy/paste also from external sources.

Apple patent describes more Apple Pencil gestures, and even a camera

Furthermore, a capacitive sensor capable of recognizing the touch of a finger with respect to the others that maintain the grip would also be inserted. Finally, there is also talk of including other sensors in the pen such as a camera, microphone, speaker, buttons or even a biometric sensor or a trackpad. However, these are probably only specifications entered for legal purposes rather than likely new features.

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It is worth to mention that according to Bloomberg analysts, Apple should sell just under 200 million iPhones in the coming fiscal year (compared to 186 million iPhones in the previous period). In total, these results should allow the firm to surpass the bar of 2 billion iPhones sold worldwide. This is since the first launch of the smartphone in 2007.

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Remember that Steve Jobs presented the very first iPhone on January 9, 2007. It was during a MacWorld event in San Francisco, that is (already) 13 years ago. Note that this year 2020 should also be the opportunity for Apple to launch a brand new iPhone SE 2.

According to recent reports, the handset will represent a throwback to Apple’s former design language. It may not come under the iPhone SE 2 moniker. Instead, the Cupertino-based firm may adopt the iPhone 9 name.

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