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07-01-2013, 10:52 AM #1
Apple Pursuing 'iWatch' Trademark in Japan
Is this the smoking gun that offers definitive proof of Apple's forthcoming iWatch product?
That's what some are wondering today as word emerges from Asia that Apple is pursuing ownership of the iWatch trademark in Japan. According to Bloomberg's report Monday morning, Apple has been seeking ownership of said trademark for close to a month now.
The iPhone maker is seeking protection for the name, which is listed in a category for products such as a handheld computer or watch, according to a June 3 filing with the Japan Patent Office that was made public last week. Takashi Takebayashi, a Tokyo-based spokesman for Apple, didn’t respond to a request for comment.
It is believed but not confirmed that longtime Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn will be in charge of the product's early production run. Sources in the Asian supply chain have similarly reported that Foxconn is involved but those claims could merely be speculative considering that Foxconn largely remains Apple's go-to manufacturing partner for almost every new mobile product launch or refresh.
In recent months, we've heard chatter that Apple has assigned dozens of its best and brightest engineers to build the ultimate smartwatch.
“We can expect a full TV at Apple in the future, maybe a watch, and who knows what other future devices,” Tavis McCourt, an analyst at Raymond James & Associates Inc., wrote in a research report today, according to Bloomberg. “New connected devices, whether they are TVs, cars or other devices are likely to be first adopted by high income consumers, over whom Apple dominates globally.”
07-01-2013, 11:02 AM #2
Whether they're making one or not, it just makes sense to grab the name...but hopefully we'll see something from them!
07-01-2013, 01:48 PM #3
Next the iCar. Then the iDoor. And last but not least we can't forget the iToilet. Listen to music while you s**t and have the seat remember your a**cheek imprints to log you into the respective user or set favourite playlists accordingly.
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07-01-2013, 03:36 PM #4
I love my iOS devices but I will be the first person to pass up a watch that needs daily recharging. Some things just need to work even when you miss a night of charging.They can have my jailbreak when they pry it from my cold dead fingers.
07-01-2013, 04:59 PM #5
07-01-2013, 05:05 PM #6
Too many company already have Computing device with round corners strap to wrist, so poor Apple can only trademark the name.
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07-01-2013, 05:46 PM #7
Actually it might run on "stupid" then you'd have all the power you'd need for years to come.
07-01-2013, 06:26 PM #8
That seems to be the only way a rechargeable watch could succeed. And I'm sure if I thought of it in 2 seconds just now, the engineers at Apple have already thought about it.
07-08-2013, 11:13 AM #9
I stay out on weekends often and too often I've found myself without my charger for my phone, it is hard enough remember to bring phone charger I am not going to bring 2 charging devices everywhere I go and no I am not buying multiple chargers.