Apple applies for iWatch patent in Japan, could have iPad abilities
There have been a lot of rumors related to Apple building a smart iWatch that users can wear around their wrists, but nothing concrete seems to be happening in this department. Well, we are here to drop another set of rumors on you. This time, it comes from the Bloomberg publication which claims that the Cupertino tech giant has already applied for an iWatch patent in Japan. An Apple spokesman has been contacted to comment the information, but he declined to say anything on the matter.
This move might be related to the fact that Apple’s arch enemy in the tech industry, Samsung, has also started working on a smart watch of sorts, according to reports.
Other people familiar with Apple’s so called plans in the smart watch business have been heard to comment on the matter. They have disclosed private information according to which, the intelligent watch might feature iPhone and iPad-like features. Also, more than 100 developers are said to be already working on software for the upcoming wrist gadget.
If the iWatch does indeed see the light of day, it will not be the first wearable technology we have seen so far. For example, Sony has released a similar device entitled simply SmartWatch, that’s capable of accessing Android smartphones.
As some people believe that Apple really needs to upgrade its product portfolio and come up with something really mind blowing, a smartwatch might be a good idea to come back on track.