Mail Online unveils how the newest Apple product may look like, based on patents the company filed.
The Smart Ring has a touchscreen interface, similar to the company’s watch. It also features motion sensors that monitor the wearer’s hand movements, a microphone for Siri, and haptic feedback to alert a wearer of notifications.
According to the patent info:
A user’s hands may be preoccupied with another task, for example, or the user’s hands and/or arms may become fatigued after holding the device in a viewing position for extended periods of time. The light emitted by a touchscreen may be inappropriate in certain social environments or even dangerous if it gives away the position of a threatened use.
Mail Online reports:
The Apple patent application was published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday and is titled ‘Devices and Methods for a Ring Computing Device’. It describes the ring as: ‘A wearable ring device comprising: an annular member defining an aperture there through that is sized for receipt therein of a first finger of a user; a computer processor housed in the annular member; a touchscreen electrically connected to the computer processor and disposed at least partially at an outer peripheral surface of the annular member, wherein the touchscreen is configured to receive input from a second finger of the user.