The Apple Pencil may soon offer haptic feedback during the writing phase. This is what emerged from a new patent discovered in the past few hours by colleagues from Apple Insider and referring precisely to a solution designed by Cupertino's engineers to create a sensation of vibration.
The idea shown in the patent is based on the use of a pizoelectric component which, inserted once inserted inside the Apple Pencil, can be used to swing the pen body in a balanced way and therefore without compromising its use during the writing phase.
In another system, according to the source, a flexible piezoelectric beam would adapt to the internal walls of the Apple Pencil via a rigid support. The images of the patent then suggest that some of the elements used could be equipped with a scissor mechanism capable of expanding and contracting within the body of the pen to shift the weight from one side or the other.
It is not the first time that there is talk of haptic feedback for the Apple Pencil: during spring 2019, in fact, a further patent approved by the competent authorities of the United States had shown a system with interchangeable tips capable of transforming the pen into a real digital brush.
More recently, however, there has been talk of the possibility of detecting the color of objects or of some touch controls that could expand the functionality of the Apple Pencil.
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