Last year Apple released the Apple Pencil stylus, which was highly appreciated by artists and professional graphic designers. But time does not stand still, and the company plans to improve opportunities branded pen, as evidenced by a patent issued by the Bureau of patents and trademarks of the United States.
In the document, Apple describes a stylus with a new generation of spaced along the body sensors, which allows to fix the position of the fingers and to distinguish between various control gestures, including multitouch. For example, the rotation of the Apple Pencil will cause rotation of the object, the stronger its girth may increase the thickness of the lines.
However, in addition to the obvious functions of drawing and handwriting sensor array, Apple Pencil allows you to control the iPhone and iPad. And the digital pen will act as a remote control. For example, stroking the stylus with your finger up and down will cause the scrolling text.
There is a high probability that this set of functions will be implemented in the next generation Apple Pencil. Thanks to the patent we found out the thinking of Apple engineers, and hope that sooner or later they will be implemented.