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The new Apple Pencil, capable of taking samples of colors and textures from real surfaces, was patented by the company

The new Apple Pencil, capable of taking samples of colors and textures from real surfaces, was patented by the company

The new Apple Pencil, capable of taking samples of colors and textures from real surfaces, was patented by the company

Manzana has patented a new version of the Apple Pencil that includes optical sensors attached to the tip that allow it to sample colors or textures from real surfaces and translate them to the screen.

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Thanks to this technology of this prototype, measurements would be transferred wirelessly to the devices that usually use the firm’s stylus, that is, the iPad. Thus, this new ‘gadget’ could be used in programs focused on drawing or design.

As stated by PatentlyApple, this electronic pencil prototype It has different photodetectors. Each one of them measures the light for each color channel and, in turn, these color sensors can have light emitters.

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The light emitter has an emission range that can be adjusted during color measurements. In this way, the pencil is able to calculate the colors with information obtained from the sensors, as well as with contextual data, such as ambient light.

Once information such as measurements of the color sensor, texture or the way in which light falls on the surface of an object, the pen transmits them to the device wirelessly.

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The patent application has been published in the United States Patent and Trademark Office with the number US 20220423636 A1 although, at the moment, there is no evidence that Apple will produce this new generation of Apple Pencil.

Source: Elcomercio

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