After launching the iWatch earlier this year in a bid to own our wrists, now Apple has its eye on our index fingers - say hello to the smart ring.
A recently published patent describes an interactive ring that can work in conjunction with a phone. If the ring ends up making it in to production it's likely to have a touchscreen, a microphone for dictating commands and haptic feedback to let the wearer know that something has happened in their social media world. Useful? Maybe. Irritating? Potentially.
The patent explains that using touchscreen devices like the iPhone for a prolonged period of time 'may be cumbersome, inconvenient, or inefficient for certain tasks and applications.' It adds that the ring could even come to the rescue in dangerous situations, while 'the light emitted by a touchscreen gives away the position of a threatened user.' Hmmm, we're not so sure about this one guys, but hey ho.
As Gandalf said: 'The Ring has awoken, it’s heard its masters call.'
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