Apple has been working on allowing users to control their devices without ever touching the display with ‘Hover’ capabilities going back to 2008. Apple’s patent filing turned into a granted patent in 2011. I covered it in a report titled “Apple Wins a Multi-Touch Patent Relating to Hover & Gesture Detection.” Today, Apple was granted a major hover technology patent that now shows that they’re thinking of extending hover controls to Apple Pencil for iPad Pro as presented in our cover graphic. Gestures that Apple fans are already used to such as a pinch gesture or swipe gesture are just a few that could be converted and used as hover gestures without the need of touching the display.
View the original article here: Apple Wins a Major Hover Control Patent that extends to Apple Pencil on iPad Pro and In-Air Gestures
The article was originally posted on Patently Apple.
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