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A new patent application hints at a potential Apple Ring

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We all saw the Apple Watch coming a mile away, even before the rumors about it started popping up, but what about the Apple Ring? Although that’s not the official name, a recent patent application from Apple suggests that it’s working on a finger-mounted device that will come equipped with pretty much everything the Apple Watch does, such as a cornucopia of senors and even a camera and display. Considering this is just a patent application, there’s no reason to expect Apple to release a smartring anytime soon, but it does seem like the next logical step following the Apple Watch. 

It appears that the rumored research of an “iRing” was founded. Information on a new patent application from Apple reveals a finger-mounted gadget that is packed with motion sensors, biometric sensors, microphones, a haptic feedback system, cameras and a tiny display. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) published the application on Thursday, under the title “Devices and methods for a ring computing device.” The ring is designed to interact with other devices, using touch, motion or voice. iPhones and Apple TVs could be commanded using the prototype. Numerous inventions presented in the paper came from the Apple Watch model, with notable mentions being the Taptic Engine and Force Touch. It might be that the iPhone manufacturer aims to accessorize or increase its array of wearables, and it is using all its innovations for that. The hardware contains an onboard processor and touch screens of various dimensions for output. Fashion enthusiasts may appreciate how the chassis can be made out of various materials: gold, platinum or silicone. Nothing is out of the question in the research phase.

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