Own a MacBook, iPad, iPhone and planning to get your hands on an Apple Watch? Here’s something else to add to your fruit basket: The Apple Ring (at least that’s what they’re calling it now).
According to Forbes, Apple filed a patent with the United States Patent & Trademark Office last week for a “Ring Computing Device”.
Photo: United States Patent & Trademark Office
An abstract from the patent document reads, “A user controls an external electronic device with a finger-ring-mounted touchscreen that includes a computer processor, wireless transceiver and rechargeable power source; the ring is worn on a first finger receives an input from a second finger (sic), selects one of a plurality of touch events associated with the input, and wirelessly transmits a command associated with the touch event to the external electronic device.”
Sounds kinda like a smaller version of the Apple Watch to us. (Or a slightly more advanced version of the Ringly.) According to the document though, this ring is designed to help users control their devices more efficiently.
“The use of touch-sensitive surfaces as input devices for computers and other electronic computing devices has increased significantly in recent years,” said Apple’s document. “Use of existing touchpads and touchscreen displays, however, may be cumbersome, inconvenient, or inefficient for certain tasks and applications.”
What do you think?