Apple patent hints at advanced stylus for iPad

With Apple’s continued drive to make its iPad the must-have photography and design gadget, the idea of a digital pen seems plausible if not reasonably logical, and the tech world seems keen and has already dubbed it the ‘iPen’. The news originates from a recently uncovered patent. According to the patent the iPen would use haptic feedback to mimic the tactile feel of pen on paper.

iPad Stylus

The patent states the iPen is “an input device capable of generating haptic feedback may help a user navigate content displayed on the display screen, and may further serve to enhance the content of various applications by creating a more appealing and realistic user interface.”

It’s thought that the iPen would use new haptic technology to generate a slight vibration if the user is applying too much or not enough pressure while drawing or writing.

The advanced stylus will also be able to mimic the sensation of a brush, even down to how thick the brush is.

It’s just the sort of technology, coupled with the high-resolution Retina Display, that is sure to make the new iPad the must-have gadget for creative individuals.

Whether the iPen will land on the next iPad, or released at all, remains to be seen.

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[PatentlyApple]