Apple Patent for Future Apple Pencil Reveals Colour Detecting Sensor to Draw From True Life Colours

We all know the space Apple has occupied with its current generation of iPad. Specifically, the iPad Pro models, these machines have the style, the portability and the power. Not to mention, Apple is now pushing it towards being a full computer experience. This is good news since it would benefit the creators which it is targeted at. These are powered by similar Apple chips which would power future Macs as well. Another selling point for the iPad Pro is the Apple pencil, the new one, of course.

We have seen Apple really improve the Apple pencil and by using it, you realise the low latency is real. It is, by no doubts, a replacement for thousand dollar graphic tablets but does get the job done where precision is required. The best part about the Apple pencil is its integration with the iPadOS. The iPadOS makes the Apple Pencil smart and so aware. Now, we have seen the growth of the product from the first iteration to the next one.

In an article posted on WCCFTECH, we see that Apple has signed up for a patent which is for its future version of the Apple pencil which can have a bonus feature which creators would love. Now, animators or similar professionals have issues with true to life colours. This is especially a problem with non-calibrated displays. Apple’s solution, with the patent, is to attach sensors on the Apple pencil. These sensors would detect colour from the real world. So if you catch yourself sketching a plant, just tap your pencil on the leaf or flower and get the colour YOU want. This would also help in calibrating your pallet to work for the colours you are going for.

Now, this is just a hint at what the technology may or may not do. Since it has just signed for a patent, it is still too early to say. Not to mention, a lot of these patents never end up materialising, so there’s that. Let’s see what Apple can do with this. One thing is for sure, thinking different? That is Apple’s territory.

Sarmad Burki


Sarmad Burki is a Mathematician and a Economist with a passion for all things gaming and tech. His academics and professional experience combined with tech and gaming adds to his skills giving him a unique ability to observe the tech and gaming industry from various prespectives.