Did Apple developed iRing

 

 

Apple announced the development of a smart wedding ring called iRing

 

In February 2022, rumours started to circulate on social media that Apple was developing a smart wedding ring called “iRing” that would allow married couples to track down their partners’.

 

Apple ‘iRing’ Smart Wedding Ring Is Concept Art Mixed with Satire

 

In fact, Apple has not made any announcements about the development of a smart wedding ring. The image above appears to be the combination of an old piece of satirical news and an older piece of concept art.

 

 

And, the image in this meme was created by product designer Emily Soto in 2007. The picture shows a piece of concept art for a non-existent product but, does not show a genuine Apple product. Emily Soto wrote on her Behance page that the original idea for this Bluetooth ring was that it would be able to control the “playback functionality” of Apple devices. The original concept page does not mention of the ability to monitor your marital partner, whereabout.

 

The viral 2022 meme seems to have also borrowed from a satirical article that was published in 2016 on the since-defunct website “fakingnews.” That article claimed that Apple was developing a product called “iDo” that could signal your partner’s mood by changing colours and remind you of important dates and anniversaries. The fictitious article also claimed that the iDo had a “Moral Messenger” feature that would alert partners about the other’s immoral deeds. We rate this FALSE.

 

Though Apple is not developing a smart wedding ring but, smart rings do exist in the market. These rings tend to have various sensors that can monitor physical activity, heartbeats and sleep patterns but, we have yet found any smart rings on the market with a “moral messenger” feature.

 

“No, Apple Isn’t Making a Paired Wedding Ring Set to Spy on a Spouse.” AppleInsider

 

 

 

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