On this day, Apple obtained the exclusive patent rights concept device that could pave the way for the use of a pencil Apple on a Mac in the United States, either in touchpads (trackpads) Force Touch or another way.
The Cupertino company occasion to keep innovating and be at the forefront of technology, patents regularly takes for projects that could have a good future and complement the devices currently available. In this case, the company managed to obtain the most advanced exclusive rights to a patent that refers to a pencil today and would work on a Mac.
This would provide the possibility users a new way to interact with your computer, without relying 100% of other peripheral devices (keyboard, mouse, etc).
The patent, now owned by the Cupertino company, which now describes a pencil, able to work not only in touch panels, but work in the air with ultrasensitive sensors to more complex device movement. It could also support rotation commands or function as a joystick.
Apple's patent also makes many references to the use of a pen with a touch screen although the latter seems more related to function as the pen for the iPad Pro. Although the patent application was released for the first time in May 2016 really was filed on November 14, 2014.
It is likely that the Cupertino company is actually immersed in the development of a specific pen for Mac, but could make the current pen compatible with the Mac if it gave an easy way pairing between the two devices. There are already many third pencils available for Macs, but keyboards, mice and trackpads are generally more useful.