Is Apple making a Smart Ring, or what?

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

There's always something major going on in the tech world, and today it seems there's yet again speculation about Apple working on a smart ring. Now, I recently shared my thoughts on how Samsung has piqued my interest in the concept of smart rings, with its teasing of the upcoming Galaxy Ring expected for a July 2024 release, but something about this latest news feels off. 

Maybe that's because the conjecture originated from a pretty thin and detail-lacking report, courtesy of ET News in Korea – and provides insight from an unnamed "industry insider" source too. The report claims that Apple is supposedly accelerating the development of the unofficially named "Apple Ring" through multiple registered patents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The latest of which was said to be a patent for electronic systems applicable to a smart ring. 

Beth Nicholls
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Beth is Creative Bloq’s Ecommerce Writer. An avid music photographer and previous staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has a keen eye for content and knows just how to create it. Her background working as a tester for CeX has provided extensive knowledge surrounding the latest tech and gaming trends, and she studied Music Journalism too, so you'll probably find her at a gig. Basically, she's a total nerd with a Snorlax tattoo and a Master's degree in Photography, forever wishing she was Peter Parker.