Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has filed for a patent that is related to using a stylus on the iPad. The stylus would be more of an add-on rather than a bundled accessory. The stylus in Apple’s patent has an extendable ?nib? that could be lengthened and shortened so that users can draw slimmer or thicker lines. When it comes to Apple patents, we never know whether the company will commercialize it or not.
The U.S. patent application is called “Input Device Having Extendable Nib.” Here is the abstract of the patent:
“An input device for computing devices that include touch screens. The input device includes a body, a nib or tip movably coupled to the body, and an actuator operably connected to the body and the nib. The actuator moves the nib from a first position to a second position, and in the first position the input device provides a first input to the computing device and in the second position the input device provides a second input to the computing device.”