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Apple Has Also Filed for an 'iWatch' Trademark in Japan


Photo of the Pebble watch

Bloomberg reports that Apple has filed for a trademark for the term 'iWatch' in Japan:
The maker of iPhones is seeking protection for the name which is categorized as being for products including a handheld computer or watch device, according to a June 3 filing with the Japan Patent Office that was made public last week.
'iWatch' is one of the possible names for the long-rumored Apple wristwatch that has generated increasing buzz over the past year.

The filing actually represents the second 'iWatch' trademark filing discovered from Apple. The first report of the 'iWatch' trademark came from Russia, also on June 3rd.

Bloomberg repeats its February claim that Apple has a team of about 100 product designers working on a wristwatch computer. The most recent reports have suggested we won't see the Apple watch until late 2014 and that the watch will feature biometrics as a key feature, allowing for increased security and opening the door to broader health-related applications.

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10 months ago

iDontCare.

I wish Steve Jobs was still alive, he'd be able to convince me I need a watch.


Urgh. I'm sick of people who read, click and comment on something they supposedly don't care about.

You are banned from the Internet for one week.
Rating: 21 Positives
10 months ago

iDontCare.

I wish Steve Jobs was still alive, he'd be able to convince me I need a watch.



I wish Steve Jobs was still alive to tell people like you to stop saying "I wish Steve was still alive" after he dies.
Rating: 11 Positives
10 months ago

best watch ever!


it just worked!!
Rating: 11 Positives
10 months ago
Can we just allow them to release the thing first before we make judgment on something that doesn't even exist yet? I wonder how many of the clowns who are prematurely saying the iWatch is rubbish are also the same ones who said the iPad was just an over sized iPod and would never sell... we all know how that turned out and I guarantee 90% of those people now either own an iPad or a tablet of some kind.
Rating: 6 Positives
10 months ago

Let the rumors start once again!:rolleyes:


I think there is enough interest in rumors about Apple products to warrant creating a whole website to cater to those rumors. Oh wait... never mind.


johnnw, next time you should just be honest and write "First"
Rating: 3 Positives
10 months ago
So this iWatch could be the total and complete interface for ie your iPhone; hardly any need to get it out in the open anymore. No more fumbling trying to retrieve your iDevice from pocket or purse, while out and about. Practically hands-free. Neat!

I'm warming up to this idea.
Rating: 3 Positives
10 months ago

Original iWatch (the 6th Gen nano)

On a side note, how many different countries would Apple have to go through to get the trademark iWatch?
I ask in reference to the Brazil case with the name iPhone.
Rating: 3 Positives
10 months ago

Let the rumours start once again!:rolleyes:


You know this place is called MacRumors for a reason, so don't come here rolling your eyes when rumour gets posted....
Rating: 2 Positives
10 months ago
Of course this could just be because Apple realizes that every man and his dog is about to release a smartwatch and doesn't want anyone calling theirs an iWatch; they could just be protecting the i-brand rather than intending to use the name themselves on an actual product.
Rating: 2 Positives
10 months ago
I only use Rolex.
Rating: 2 Positives

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