Apple's Stylus Patent Doesn't Guarantee A Smart Pen
On Tuesday Apple was granted a patent for what it calls a "communicating stylus," or essentially a smart pen. But will Apple actually make it?By Jake Godin | December 31, 2014
Apple has been granted a patent for a "smart" pen — or stylus — which, considering some of the more "out-there" Apple patents, is actually pretty normal.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office released the patent on Tuesday, and it gives us all of Apple's descriptions of just how the pen is supposed to tick.
The idea here is that Apple would use multiple accelerometers to detect when the pen is in use and then either transmit the movements directly to a connected Apple device or store the movement data within the device itself for later use.