1 July 2013

Apple iWatch Confirmed - Seeks Trademark in Japan Patent Office

Apple iWatch Confirmed - Seeks Trademark in Japan Patent Office

by | Monday, July 01, 2013
Apple  iWatch - illustration

Building on the success of its iPhone and iPad range of devices, Apple is busy prepping the next form factor - the iWatch. Bloomberg has reported that the company has filed an application with the Japan Patent Office seeking a trademark for the iWatch.

According to the report, Apple's filing with the Japan Patent Office on June 3 was made public last week. The filing seeks protection for the name which is categorized as being for products including a handheld computer or watch device.

Rumors suggest that the iWatch may sport a 1.5-inch OLED screen with ITO glass coating and may also pack an Intel chip. It is also expected to be equipped with a low-power Bluetooth connection for answering phone calls.

Sony has announced its SmartWatch 2 (SW2) with NFC connectivity last week, while Samsung in March has hinted developing a SmartWatch.
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