“Just yesterday the news broke about HP’s new graphics tablet dubbed the Digital Sketch coming to market with a three-button stylus and today you’ll read all about Apple’s latest research and development in this same area,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“Last July Apple was granted a patent for a graphics tablet and since then several other specialty pen and display patents have come to light. Today’s patent report covers a new stylus-friendly touch display designed to work with a new kind of stylus that works with a conductive disk and unique pivoting head,” Purcher reports. “While the proposed pen system could be used with standard iPhone apps, the patent clearly points to the system being more graphics oriented as it mentions working with brush tools and the like.”

Purcher reports, “And lastly, the new pen even has a gaming angle to it that could be fun.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Wacom execs might be feeling a bit queasy right about now.