Is an Apple Paintbrush on its way?

A girl using an Apple Pencil on an iPad
Image credit: Apple

Since its launch in 2015, the Apple Pencil has made a reputation for itself as the best digital drawing tool on the market. It creates fluid lines, works quickly, and has an analogue feel that's exclusive to drawing apps for iPads.

The only criticism that could be levelled at the Apple Pencil, besides the fact that it only works on iPads, is that it only has one type of tip. But if Apple follows through with a recently approved patent for a brush tip, that drawback could be set to change.

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Dom Carter

Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.