A curious new patent has been awarded to Apple this week. It explains how a new model of Apple Pencil with a built-in locatoras if it were an AirTag, compatible with the Apple Search application.
Without a doubt, it would be a great invention, since more than one person has lost their Apple Pencil at home or in the office, or worse, on the street. We will see if this patent becomes a reality and we can soon see a new Apple Pencil 3 “locatable”.
Whenever we discuss a new patent that Apple is awarded, we warn that it does not have to become a reality. The truth is that the cost of awarding you an idea and being patented is very low. So companies around the world often patent new ideas, even though they know they’ll never put them into practice, just “just in case.”
But other times the opposite happens. They have a new feature that they are going to release in an upcoming model or device, and they have realized that it is not proprietary. So they quickly and quickly present the report to be awarded said patent, just before launching it on the market.
Be that as it may, the fact is that this week Apple has been validated a new patent in the United States Patent and Trademark Office that is very interesting.
It shows how a Apple Pencil with a built-in location system, compatible with the Apple Search application that we all know. An app with which we can currently locate our iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods and AirTag.
The patent shows in a very technical way how an Apple Pencil would incorporate a locator chip. It would also incorporate a system of buzzer to emit a sound in case of loss. So let’s hope that this patent “curdles”, and becomes a reality in a future Apple Pencil 3.