The Touch Bar is in transit out, a now new reports and ideas are highlighting an intriguing swap for it: A space for the Apple Pencil.
As indicated by another patent distributed recently by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple is keen on the possibility of the Touch Bar being supplanted by a dock or case for Apple Pencil.
The patent shows the Apple Pencil housed in its dock and clarifies that it could “go about as a mouse to move a cursor.” Even more strangely, the patent depicts the Apple Pencil as a component that could supplant the F-key line. This implies it could have utilitarian keys that you can interface with directly on the pointer.
The patent was at first spotted by Patently Apple, which incorporates the accompanying assertion: “The current innovation identifies with joining an Apple Pencil that is removably mounted to a MacBook console. While the Pencil is in its retainer, it could go about as a mouse to move a cursor. Remarkably, a top of the line lighting framework is incorporated into the retainer and the Apple Pencil wherein the Pencil can supplant the top F-Key line with the utilitarian key images enlightened on Apple Pencil with full usefulness.”
The patent additionally would permit Apple to utilize the side or the lower part of the PC’s body as potential areas for lodging the pointer, as we’ve seen different PCs do.
Everything’s intriguing, however there’s a fairly enormous obvious issue at hand. As of now, the Apple Pencil works only with iPads. MacBooks broadly don’t have touchscreens, which means a great deal would need to change for this to bode well.
Licenses, obviously, aren’t evidence that Apple has really fostered any of these thoughts into conceivable item plans.
Roused by the patent, architect Sarang Sheth rejuvenated the envisioned idea in some 3D pictures. The pictures show how the Apple Pencil could opening effectively into the space where the capacity line used to be. Strangely, these ideas additionally keep a more modest form of the Touch Bar for fast admittance to Siri and other helpful applications.
The envisioned idea of the new MacBook Pro looks basically the same as the Microsoft Surface Pro X delivered in 2019, It includes a Surface Slim Pen that is put away and charged in an underlying pointer dock that runs along the top deck of the PC.