According to a leaked patent document from US Patent Office, Apple is working on a new Apple Pencil that will include support for advanced hand gestures and improved input capture for the iPad via proximity and pressure sensors. The patent also shows support for exchangeable nibs for the Apple Pencil 2, which will allow for a greater amount of inputs for the iPad. The various nibs for the stylus include felt tip, brush, pen, pencil and more.
Not only does the patent focus towards increased nib function but it also adds support for unique features that include pressure sensitive bristle brush, an actual led tip for the gadget, a flagshlight and more. If these ideas see the light of day, then we should expect the Apple Pencil 2 to become a gadget on its own right, a move that could help in reversing Cupertino’s declining fortunes.
Lastly, we might also get to see the Apple Pencil 2 come with Touch ID biometric recognition features of its own and an additional sensor in the device’s other end, lending further credence to rumors of a much needed eraser upgrade making it on board.