Apple Takes Huge Steps towards a Graphics Pen for iPad

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4 - Apple Stylus patent - stylus could include embedded accelerometer - 2011
Just yesterday the news broke about HP’s new graphics tablet dubbed the Digital Sketch coming to market with a three-button stylus and today you’ll read all about Apple’s latest research and development in this same area. Last July Apple was granted a patent for a graphics tablet and since then several other specialty pen and display patents have come to light. Today’s patent report covers a new stylus-friendly touch display designed to work with a new kind of stylus that works with a conductive disk and unique pivoting head. While the proposed pen system could be used with standard iPhone apps, the patent clearly points to the system being more graphics oriented as it mentions working with brush tools and the like. And lastly, the new pen even has a gaming angle to it that could be fun. 



~ by sternbo on February 4, 2011.

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