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May 24, 2012


Some sites are claiming this to be a rumor for the next iPad. Patently Apple is honest enough to not make that claim whatsoever. It's another Apple patent in a series of them and it's clear that Apple has several teams vying for the winning design. It could still take awhile.

Personally, I'd love a pen with fine lines for doodling out ideas in my head. Samsung wins the day on that front but it's on a sucky OS. Maybe one day I'll have my cake and eat it too.

Apple has so many patents on next generation ideas about where they stylus could go, it's just a matter of time. The old dumb plastic stylus of 2007 that Jobs didn't like has nothing to do with where the stylus is going. And with Ive designing the magnet cover for the iPad, I'm sure he can design an advanced stylus that clips to the iPad magnetically.

I'd love a pen for precision writing and small stuff design. Samsung is the only one with the guts to do it, but Apple will likely be the one that gets it right.

I suspect an added security feature is the natural signature of the user.

No longer would you need to memorize a password, to unlock your personal iPen, you sign your name on any surface.

An application would only need to receive the public key locally and private token via internet/server.

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