Apple Pencil could get radical new functions for MacBooks

For years, there has been speculation about whether Apple will finally make a touchscreen MacBook. Touchscreen laptops and 2-in-1 devices have become popular again in recent years, and most of the big manufacturers have jumped on the trend. 

Like with folding phones, Apple has remained above the trend, apparently preferring to focus on areas where it can innovate (e.g., the Vision Pro) rather than adopt features used by competitors. But a new patent filing suggests that it's at least considering the intriguing possibility of a touchscreen MacBook with Apple Pencil support.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.