Apple has acquired a new patent that will help the iPad Pro to recognize and accept handwriting from users. For the iPad Pro owners, this patent (if it is commercialized), will mean bidding good bye to add-on Bluetooth keyboards. This also signals the arrival of an Apple stylus much like what we now see on the Note series from Korean giant Samsung.
Looking Into The Patent
As per the Apple patent, devices will be designed to accommodate a new area for handwriting input towards the bottom of the device screen. The scribbled text will then be converted into a digital format that users can see on the screen.
This area for handwriting input will also accommodate shortcuts for adding space, return, keying in numbers and addition of punctuations. All these will appear on a narrow bar below the space for handwriting. There is no mention of an exact stylus for the iPad Pro yet but this might just be part of the latest Pro. Apple has filed the application for this patent with the United States Patent & Trademark Office.
Details About iPad Pro
As for the iPad Pro, the device will come in 12.9-inches screen size and around 2016. The tablet might also house the brand new USB-C port from Apple that we first saw on the new MacBook.