Apple seeks iWatch trademark in Japan

Apple seeks iWatch trademark in Japan
Apple has submitted a trademark application for 'iWatch' in Japan, according to the Japan Patent Office website.

The trademark application was submitted by the iPad-maker on June 3, but was only added to the website on June 27.



There has been plenty of speculation that Apple was going to release an iWatch device as the company - and the wider tech industry - explores the area of wearable technology as a potential new source of revenue.

Sony announced its new SmartWatch 2 last week, which combines with an Android phone to bring notifications, messages, updates and all kinds of stuff to a users' wrist.

Foxcon is also working on its own smartwatch device that will be compatible with iPhones.

Apple CEO Tim Cook did admit that Apple is exploring the area too, but appeared to be cautious about the willingness of consumers to wear tech.

"There's nothing that's going to convince a kid who has never worn glasses or a band or a watch to wear one, or at least I haven't seen it," Cook said.

Written by: James Delahunty @ 1 Jul 2013 7:50
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  • 2 comments
  • 1nsan3

    LoL thats as bad as having a camera watch lol. These will be fun with the kids thats about it. I already have a smartphone, now why would I add a watch to it. my watch tells me the time and date. thats all i need. I only have that because I dont like digging my phone out every time i look at the time, or if i forget my phone.

    hey look at my iwatch!!! im soo cool. now when i get a sms my annoying phone and watch will both chime in with different annoying ringtones lol

    thanks but NO thanks.

    1.7.2013 16:25 #1

  • robertmro

    Originally posted by 1nsan3: LoL thats as bad as having a camera watch lol. These will be fun with the kids thats about it. I already have a smartphone, now why would I add a watch to it. my watch tells me the time and date. thats all i need. I only have that because I dont like digging my phone out every time i look at the time, or if i forget my phone.

    hey look at my iwatch!!! im soo cool. now when i get a sms my annoying phone and watch will both chime in with different annoying ringtones lol

    thanks but NO thanks.
    And as funny as a pair of glasses that display notices and shoot video.

    5.7.2013 20:20 #2

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