Bloomberg reports suggest that Apple’s handheld computer or watch device, aka, the iWatch, is knocking at Japan’s doors for trademark.
Seems the iPhone maker want to take no chances about its watch device!
Apple has reportedly put its iWatch under the handheld computer or watch category with the Japan Patent Office. Bloomberg says that the trademark filing was made public last week.
When rumors surfaced that Apple is creating a smartwatch powered by its iOS mobile OS, the ‘iWatch’ name emerged. After all, Apple is known for naming its products with the prefix ‘I’.
With Google Glass developer version out, it is evident that all the tech giants are following Apple’s footsteps. Google is reportedly working on an Android-powered smartwatch. Samsung is also keen on developing a smartwatch. Apparently, Microsoft is also addressing the subject.
Since months, we have been hearing rumors that Apple is working on a smartwatch. In December 2012, we even heard rumors that Apple has tied up with Intel for creating a Bluetooth-enabled iOS wristwatch, with a large 1.5-inch OLED screen.
At the Consumer Electronics Show 2013, the smartwatch concept impressed many. Notable among these were the Pebble wristwatch and the Martian Passport Watch (aka 007).