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Apple patent application for "iTime" from 2011 sounds very much like the rumored Apple iWatch

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A patent filed by Apple in January 2011, covered "an electronic wristwatch," according to the paperwork that the Cupertino firm filed with the USPTO. The device connects to a smartphone wirelessly, and could include a touchscreen display, controls, and a battery. The screen would be used to receive and send messages, and gestures would be used to control the timepiece. Some of the sensors could be stored in the wrist band.

Last year, Apple patented the name "iWatch" in a few countries, and that is the name that it is assumed that Apple will use for a smartwatch. However, the name "iTime" is prominently printed on a drawn diagram from the patent application.

With the world focusing on a possible unveiling of the Apple iPhone 6 in September, we could see an iWatch introduced at around the same time. The latest rumor has two models of the iWatch coming, one for males and one for females, with three different models available.


Thanks for the tip, Tony!

via: 9News (Australia)

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posted on 22 Jul 2014, 22:52

1. fo0ling (Posts: 15; Member since: 07 Jul 2013)


I doubt it would happen.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 22:53 2

2. magnanimus (Posts: 284; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


iTime... Well that's a sucky name

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 23:06

3. FazlurKhan (Posts: 18; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


The name doesn't ring as good as their other trademarks. Aytaym.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 23:14

4. na7noo7 (Posts: 222; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)


Would have been called MacTime if they never used "iDevice" and made the OS:
Mac OS PC
Mac OS Mobile
Mac OS Wear

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 05:44

6. Trolloftheyear (banned) (Posts: 66; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


iPC
MacMobile
MacWear.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 23:22 2

5. fzacek (Posts: 1575; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


All this iNaming is really staring to p**s me off...

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 05:45

7. Trolloftheyear (banned) (Posts: 66; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


They will iPatent even more iNames.

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 07:57 1

8. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6364; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Just hope the FTC doesn't kisses Apple ass this time. ipatent news is getting worse every month or week.

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