Apple files for iWatch trademark in Russia, signals it's indeed working on a smartwatch
Apple has filed the patent application in two categories - for a computing device and a watch, so obviously we are talking about a smartwatch.
Apple has not officially confirmed the existence of the device, but it has already earlier registered the iWatch trademark (first claimed by Apple in Jamaica on December 3rd, 2012). Earlier reports have pegged the iWatch launch for the end of this year.
It won’t be an easy task for Apple to get the rights for iWatch in Russia as earlier in 2011 a trademark application for iWatch by a different company was rejected for striking similarity in the name with Swiss Swatch-registered name iswatch.
source: Izvestia via TechRadar
1. red_fox (Posts: 38; Member since: 07 May 2013)
Great... now you have to charge you watch as well, no thanks, a regular watch is good for me, charging my smartphone is already a hassle.
3. ncarlosmiguel (Posts: 200; Member since: 14 May 2013)
Exactly my thoughts about this or any other smart watch that will come out. Charging a smartphone once or twice a day is already a hassle. What more for people with multiple smart phones and a tablet?
8. jdoee100 (Posts: 261; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
if it was wireless charge, it wouldn't cause any additional hassle.
2. andro. (Posts: 1926; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
The watch will have a quarantee to tell the time right for 1 year. After that apple care plus will be needed to ensure timing. Apple lawyers are also preparing for court proceedings against rolex, casio, breitling.......:-)
7. PAPINYC (Posts: 1956; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Yeah, I agree with you but, I bet Apple will charge $149 to replace the battery with a "Special" contraption when it dies after a year.
Unless, of course, you buy Apple Care then they'll only charge you $148.
6. PAPINYC (Posts: 1956; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
There's no way I'd give up my Guuuucci or Fendi for this; this will be good for Junior High Schoolers but, beyond that, it's hard to imagine grown adults (unless they're REALLY STUPID) saying, "oh, look at my iWatch, how cool aM i ????
Had to misspell Guuuuucci because for some reason it's BANNED on PhoneArena!!! And, iRoniCally, iWatch is not - can you say BACKWARDS (HOLLA').
9. roscuthiii (Posts: 1658; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Playing Devil's Advocate: Technically, it doesn't really mean that they're working on an iWatch; It means they don't want anyone else naming a product iWatch.
Heading it off at the pass here means they won't face any hurdles later if they do choose to go that route, as they did in Brazil I believe it was that already had a company with rights to the name "iPhone".