Is Apple's Smart Ring a future nobody asked for?

Apple ring
(Image credit: Apple)

Wearable tech is a hit and miss game, as has been shown by the fact no-one has quite managed to make eyewear happen (yet). But what about a ring? Apple seems to think it'll work, as the tech giant has been applying for continuation patents to its initial 2015 smart ring patent, which hint at a range of features that, frankly, we're not sure anyone actually asked for. 

Tech enthusiasts may remember that Amazon released the Echo Loop ring last year, which is essentially a way to interact with Alexa on-the-go. It was a bold move (even if we don't know anyone who actually has one as it's still only available by invitation-only), and Apple takes the concept one step further. Does the smart ring have the potential to be included in a future iPad accessories roundup?

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Georgia Coggan

Georgia is lucky enough to be Creative Bloq's Editor. She has been working for Creative Bloq since 2018, starting out as a freelancer writing about all things branding, design, art, tech and creativity – as well as sniffing out genuinely good deals on creative technology. Since becoming Editor, she has been managing the site on a day-to-day basis, helping to shape the diverse content streams CB is known for and leading the team in their own creativity.