Tag Archives: Stylus

New Apple Pencil Being Developed, According to Analyst

By Radu Iorga

Traditionally Apple unveils new tablets around Spring time, maybe March, so we may be close to a new unveiling. Or they could keep the OLED iPad Pro for the fall. What’s sure is that something is brewing and a new stylus may also be in the cards. Giving us the down low on the scoop is an analyst, after the break.

Rosenblatt Securities analyst Jun Zhang claims that Apple could be working on a brand new Apple Pencil. It’s said to go past tablets and be designed with the iPhone X Plus in mind. That device is rumored to be a 6.5 incher, so it’s on the hefty side for sure. This would make it a Galaxy Note rival and as such it needs a stylus of course. The Apple Pencil isn’t exactly ideal for smartphone use, as it’s rather big and not dockable anywhere.

Still, Apple could come up with something smaller and more stylish. The thing is that back in the days of Steve Jobs, the stylus was despised by Apple, but now they’re actually growing fond of it. Even now the Apple Pencil has some quirks, like the way it charges hooked up to the tablet in the most uncomfortable way possible. Maybe generation 2 will come with a carrying case or some other way to charge it.

Expect improved precision, long battery life and a smaller format, if it’s indeed meant for the iPhone X Plus. Otherwise, it’ll be the same size and meant for the iPad Pro 2018, with extra sensititivity.

The post New Apple Pencil Being Developed, According to Analyst appeared first on Tablet News.

Source:: Tablet News


Follow Tim on Twitter @tl1000rzx2
Or check out my other Tablet Site: THE Tablet Test Server
Or perhaps you need web hosting for a mere $5.95/month?.
Shop Our Sponsor


Shop Our Sponsor


HP Laptops at Super Low Prices!

Fresh Apple Patent Shows Stylus Able to Draw on Any Surface, Also in Mid Air

By Radu Iorga

Apple is ready to take stylus interaction to a new level, using a camera and sensors. A new patent has come up, showing the ability to perform doodles in mid air.

This stylus would work on any surface, not just a touch sensitive one. The documents mention a pen that can be monitored by a force sensor in the tip or tracked using motion and orientation sensors, or a camera. There’s also the alternative of an electromagnetic or sound based triangulation scheme.

This could mean that the computer would wirelessly monitor the stylus from multiple positions to find its location in 3D space. The pen could be used to generate text or 3D drawings, not limiting you to 2D. Drawing in mid air is actually pretty cool and sounds one step closer to Minority Report interaction.

The patent was filed back in July 2016 and published in late January. Some drawing examples are shown in the diagrams in this article. Apple already sells one stylus, dubbed Apple Pencil, but that one is limited to the iPad Pro interaction. There’s plenty of stylus action going around, with the S Pen, Moleskine Pen+ and more.

However this is the first time that drawing goes digital without a surface. We’ll see if it becomes real or not.

The post Fresh Apple Patent Shows Stylus Able to Draw on Any Surface, Also in Mid Air appeared first on Tablet News.

Source:: Tablet News


Follow Tim on Twitter @tl1000rzx2
Or check out my other Tablet Site: THE Tablet Test Server
Or perhaps you need web hosting for a mere $5.95/month?.
Shop Our Sponsor


Shop Our Sponsor


HP Laptops at Super Low Prices!