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This ‘slide’ patent could change how you use the Apple Pencil


I’m a fan of the Apple Pencil, but I’ve always wanted it to do more. And it looks like that might be coming in the future… with a slide feature. Long story short, Patently Apple spotted a, uh, Apple patent for a slide function on the Apple Pencil. Goddamn, that was a lot of “Apple” in a single sentence. The idea behind the slide patent is quite simple. You run a digit across the side of the Apple Pencil and that controls something on the iPad screen. The easiest way to understand the functionality of this is with line thickness. Imagine…

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