Since Tim Cook's obvious inadvertent disclosure of some information, Apple Pencil fans can not wait to wait for this device to get iPhone support.
In a previous story, we've seen a series of Apple applications for this idea, and today a new patent application is released.
The patent itself, a fairly technical patent, is an effective way of identifying the position of a pencil on a touch screen. In the description of the use of this method, we learned that the device first needs to recognize the approximate position of the landing point , Then activate the smaller sensor in the area to ensure the accuracy required for the pencil.
The touch-sensitive system can perform one or more coarse segmentation of the input device to determine the approximate location of the input device. This location can be used to select one or more touch sensors (or sensor channels) for decoding data encoded in the input device stimulus signal. During one or more fine input device segmentation sweeps, the touch sensing system may determine the exact location of the input device and decode data from the input device sampled in the selected touch sensor (or sensor channel).
Although this patent discusses in a generic way how to use a stylus on a touch-screen device, several of these design samples can be instantly identified as iphones, one of which is even specifically labeled as a cellphone.
Earlier it was reported that Apple may be a smaller Apple Pencil with the launch of the iPhone in 2019, but now it seems that this idea seems a bit far-fetched.
And for most users, if the future iPhone supports the Apple Pencil feature, it seems like the main purpose in everyday life is to mark up and short note rather than drawing or writing.