The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published an application from Apple called “Continuous Handwriting UI.” According to online reports, the patent describes an official Apple user interface element which would allow users to write continuously on their iPads, with the writing gradually fading. PatentlyApple has more details on this:
The new handwriting recognition system also seems to be smart enough in order to automatically remove pieces of written text as it recognizes them or keeps partially fading them while the user continues to write.
This isn't the first rumor which is suggesting that the elusive 12.9-inch iPad Pro will come with a new kind of handwriting recognition technology and a basic stylus for easier input.
Another patent filing from Apple describes a new earphone design that come with built-in magnets to make them easier for carrying around. Furthermore, the earphones will come with touch sensors that will automatically switch off music playback on the device they are connected to, once they come in contact with each other.