Apple patent application reveals Apple Pencil to work with Mac via in-air gestures, on trackpad, and as joystick for games

“Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals their work on bringing the Apple Pencil to the Mac via a future version of their Magic Trackpad,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“The Apple Pencil is also being designed to work with in-air gestures to allow users to control presentation slides in Keynote or turn pages in Apple’s Pages or MS Office displayed on a monitor of room display,” Purcher reports “And one more thing: Apple Pencil will work as a joystick for games, act as sword or wand and much more.”

“When running business presentation software, Apple Pencil will be able to work with productivity software and ‘used as an air mouse’ to move cursors such as a pointer and with motion gestures gathered with Apple Pencil may be used to flick forwards and backwards through pages in a presentation document,” Purcher reports.

Apple patent application reveals Apple Pencil to work with Mac via in-air gestures, on trackpad, and a joystick for games

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MacDailyNews Take: Whoa! Apple’ might be about to sell a whole lot more Apple Pencil units!

Hey, how about having Apple Pencil work with Apple TV via in-air gestures and as a joystick, too?

3 Comments

  1. Be interesting to see, but you already use a stylus on the TrackPad. Granted it doesn’t have the dexterity the Pencil should have. Nor that if the Wacom units.

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