Apple continues to bestow ideas in order to improve the functionality of its Apple Pencil: at the end of 2019 and early 2020 patents which provided respectively a better feeling of writing similar to paper and new touch functions, a new one has been added in the last few days , published at United States Patent and Trademark Office last July 16th.
The patent is definitely more visionary compared to the last two and describes a scenario in which the Apple Pencil will be able to determine and detect colors through a plurality of photo detectors. The description inserted by Apple is quite articulated, but thanks to the image it is possible to understand that the detection of the color can be carried out through the upper end of the pen and then reproduced on the iPad display through the appropriate tip.
On a practical level, a solution of this type can be used for example by designers or graphic designers, who may decide to detect a color observed – for example – on an appliance, and then faithfully reproduce it on the walls of a room recreated three-dimensionally or even for coloring sketches with different and unique color shades.
Being a patent, it is not possible to establish when and if the idea conceived by Cupertino can actually be implemented on the pen, perhaps with the future iPad Pro and the alleged mini LED display made by LG. For more info, however, we invite you to view the complete patent in the link on SOURCE.