Apple Patents ‘Communicating Stylus’ To Take on Samsung's S Pen

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Apple hasn't announced a device that uses a stylus, but a new patent published recently suggests that the Cupertino-based might make a digital pen to match the purported "iPad Pro" which is said to debut in second half of 2015.

The US Patent and Trademark Office has awarded Apple the patent 8,922,530 for the Communicating Stylus, a digital pen used for writing on paper, whiteboards and as a stylus on iPads and iPhones.

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Apple Patents ‘Communicating Stylus’ To Take on Samsung's S Pen

Apple Insider recently spotted the new patent, which would use internal sensors to track movement to send handwritten notes from the stylus to a digital display. Furthermore, it's being reported that the working stylus would also work with different tips, so users could write using pencil, pen or marker.

If one recall, Steve Jobs dismissed a stylus as a device for people who could not use a finger. In 2007, Jobs said "nobody wants a stylus". Three years later he said "if you see a stylus, they blew it."

Some media reports suggest that Apple is rumored to unveil the 12-inch iPad Pro later next year, which could possibly use a working stylus. A bigger iPad would actually need a stylus like device to give user an unmatched experience.

Further up, Fortune reports Apple has filed more than 30 patents for a smart stylus, which actually gives us a reason to speculate that the company could be serious about an S Pen-like stylus.

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