Apple Pencil could gain optical sensors to sample surface color and texture

A third-generation Apple Pencil featuring optical sensors for detecting a surface's color and texture has appeared in a USPTO patent filing.

Apple Pencil could gain optical sensors to sample surface color and texture

Closeup showcasing the end of Apple Pencil with branding, with a blurred iPad Pro in the background

A third-generation Apple Pencil featuring optical sensors for detecting a surface's color and texture has appeared in a USPTO patent filing.