Apple-pending styluses pick up on real world textures and transmit them onto digital forms

Two patents submitted by Apple detail the production of two different styluses. The designs described two new takes on the established technology. One has a touch implement system with feedback for simulating surface texture on the tip. The other has the ability to scan objects onto an internal memory for later use on touchpads.

Despite leading the industry in devices that use styluses, Apple has yet to offer one of their own. Instead, they've relied on third party developers, then supported the leading models with their phone and tablet software. However, these were never exclusively intended for Apple devices, and work on competing phones and tablets.

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