Apple looks like it is preparing to launch one of its smallest gadgets yet – the iRing. The company has been granted a patent for the design that could see you taking pictures, sending messages and finding your way round with the tiny piece of kit.
It’s got voice recognition to help you send text messages and will include technology to digitally record notes taken by hand.
The patent says: ‘The use of touch-sensitive surfaces as input devices for computers and other devices has increased significantly in recent years.
‘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 and receives an input from a second finger.’