Another Apple patent. This time it’s for pen-based tablet input. Translation: Apple has filed a patent for a pen that works in a special way with a tablet. Let’s take a deeper look in here:
“Upon the occurrence of an ink phrase termination event, the ink manager notifies the handwriting recognition engine and organizes the preceding ink strokes into an ink phrase data structure…The present invention, in large part, relates to the observation that client applications and handwriting recognition software in pen-based computer systems can make far more accurate ink-related decisions based on entire ink phrases, rather than individual ink strokes.”
That means that pen would be used with some tablet, and if you put them together, you could say “Apple Tablet”. Here we go again, which is why this is in the “Rumors” category. But hey, we all know Apple will make the tablet, right?