Apple's 'smart ring' concept sounds a little... kinky?

An image of an Apple smart ring concept
(Image credit: @theapplestack and @rockleaks on Twitter)

There has been talk of an Apple Smart ring for years. Since 2015, the tech giant has filed several patent applications that describe such wearable tech. But the latest one suggests that it's not only thinking about our fingers.

According to the language in the new patent, the company isn't ruling anything out. Really not anything. What could become Apple's next wearable after the Apple Watch and Vision Pro is described as an "electronic system with ring device" that could be worn "around a user's wrist, arm, leg, ankle, neck, head, and/or other body part." Any other? There aren't many parts left, which makes it sound like Apple could be leaving the door open to enter a very different market (see the best Apple deals for its current offerings).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.