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Future iterations of the Apple Pencil could be offered in a variety of colors

Future Apple Pencils could have a glass component as evidenced by a new patent filing (number 2020089341) for a “stylus with glass component.” (And, yes, I know Apple doesn’t like the Pencil to be called a stylus, but still…

The goal is to provide an input device that offers “aesthetic options” for users. So it’s possible that future Apple Pencils may be offered in a variety of colors.

Per the patent info, a stylus can be provided with a glass member that defines a portion of an outer periphery of the stylus. The glass member can facilitate detection of touch input with a capacitive touch sensor within the stylus. 

Apple says the glass member can further facilitate magnetic coupling with a host device (which, so far, is only the iPad) and wireless charging from the host device. 

The glass member also provides a durable outer surface along a section of the stylus to reduce the effects of wear. The glass member can be provided in a variety of shapes and arrangements that offer aesthetic options and customization for personal preferences.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.