A patent application discovered by Patently Apple shows a feature many people want with their Apple Pencil: a holder that attaches to the iPad when not in use.
While this certainly isn’t a new technology, there are many ways Apple could implement the feature. For example, creating a short elasticated loop attached to a Smart Keyboard, to a full-length spring clip attached to a Smart Cover. The patent also repeats earlier findings that Apple wants the Pencil to work with the iPhone.
The patent notes it being used with a ‘smart phone or a tablet’ which isn’t surprising as it allows Apple to cover all of the basis in the future.