A Detailed Apple Patent Reveals a Possible new ‘Slide’ Gesture for a Future Apple Pencil


A European patent submitting reveals Apple’s work on probably including a new ‘Slide’ gesture to Apple Pencil in future. This would praise the present ‘Double Tap’ gesture launched with Apple Pencil 2.


Apple notes of their patent submitting that there is a want for an iPad to have quicker, extra environment friendly strategies and interfaces for consumer interface manipulation. Such strategies and interfaces optionally complement or change typical strategies for manipulating consumer interfaces. Such strategies and interfaces scale back the quantity, extent, and/or nature of the inputs from a consumer and produce a extra environment friendly human-machine interface.


In Apple’s patent FIG. 21E beneath we see an prolonged Apple Pencil Menu that has added the “Slide Gesture.” FIG. 21N is an instance of a slide gesture used to “Decrease Thickness.” In FIG. 21V we see an instance of a slide gesture used to “Increase Opacity.”



Like most innovations, Apple does not wish to restrict the new gesture making use of solely to an iPad. Apple notes that in some embodiments, the digital gadget is a desktop laptop. In some embodiments, the digital gadget is transportable (e.g., a pocket book laptop, pill laptop, or handheld gadget). In some embodiments, the digital gadget is a private digital gadget (e.g., a wearable digital gadget, akin to a watch). In some embodiments, the digital gadget has a touchpad. In some embodiments, the digital gadget has a touch-sensitive show or “contact display.”


Of course, Windows has merged contact with pen use whereas Apple’s VPs of {hardware} and advertising have not too long ago acknowledged that this is not going to occur for Apple gadgets. Yet their patent retains the door open, which is sensible.


Apple has been engaged on this the new ‘Slide’ gesture since 2018. In January of this 12 months Apple’s patent software 20200012358 surfaced describing a “Slide” gesture as seen in patent determine 7 beneath.


3 Slide gesture from a secondary apple patent


To evaluation Apple’s bigger and prolonged patent describing this new Slide gesture, evaluation the Scribd paperwork offered for you beneath protecting the patent description and patent figures.


Patent Document


   Apple Patent Slide Gesture Document2 by Jack Purcher on Scribd

Patent Figures


The collection of patent figures beneath referring to the potential future ‘Slide’ gesture begins with FIG. 21E. 


   Apple Slide Gesture – Drawings PDF by Jack Purcher on Scribd


Considering that that is a patent software, the timing of such a product to market is unknown at the moment.


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