Apple Patents have been discovered that reveal Apple, may be looking to launch a iPen stylus for its iPad and iPhone devices. Following along the the lines of Samsung with its Galaxy Note 10.1 stylus.
The Patents discovered by Patently Apple, include details of a new iPen that uses haptic feedback to help the user navigate within applications and around the tablet.
Within the patents Apple describes the way that the iPen Stylus could use orientation sensors to detect when when the iPen rotates. Enabling users to then draw with thinner or thicker lines, darker or lighter marks etc. Patently Apple in its report explains in its findings:
“Haptic feedback may confirm the user’s selection of a particular item, such as a virtual icon or a button, or may be provided when the user’s iPen is positioned over a selectable item,” says . “The iPen may also provide a haptic output when the device is over, near or passes the boundary of a window or application shown on a display, or when the device is over, near or passes a graphic item having a particular texture.”
For more information on the discovered Patents jump over to the Patently Apple website for details. Apple now offers two versions of the iPad, the iPad 2 and iPad 3, have a look at the difference between the iPad 2 and iPad 3.