The US patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced Apple’s patent application, which revealed “a computer system with a color sampling pen”. It describes the stylus as having a color sensor with multiple photodetectors to measure light in different color channels. The color sensor can be located at the tip or coupled to the tip using photoconductive optics.

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You can then place the stylus near an object in the real world, where the sensor will measure its color and place it in the palette. This technique is convenient in use cases, such as photo realistic painting or sampling unique colors from artwork, such as artwork.

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