Apple files for iWatch trademark

Think the iWatch was just a catchy name for a product that probably doesn't exist? Think again, as Apple has just filed for control of the name.

At least, it has in Japan. It seems several companies (quite shrewdly) have tried to get control of that name in Japan, but one of those submissions is actually from 'Apple Inc. of Cupertino'. It follow hot on the heels of a patent application for a watch-like AMOLED device with bracelet, kinetic energy charger and 'end-detection' user sensor, which is about as near as we can get to the product being planned right now by Apple.

As we have mentioned previously, Apple is said to have 100 product designers working on a 'wristwatch-like device', which will 'perform some of the tasks now handled by the iPhone and iPad'. The size of that team points to this being more than an experimental bit of tech.

It is unlikely to be part of 2013's range of Apple products, but 2014 is a very likely launch date, however vague that date might be. We have a name, we have some basic functions. Now we just need someone to build it so we can see a leak - and to see if it really does look like the mock up above.

Source: Engadget

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