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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8 Comments

1. fo0ling

Posts: 19; Member since: Jul 07, 2013

I doubt it would happen.

2. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

iTime... Well that's a sucky name

3. FazlurKhan

Posts: 19; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

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

4. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

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

6. Trolloftheyear

Posts: 66; Member since: Jul 16, 2014

iPC MacMobile MacWear.

5. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

7. Trolloftheyear

Posts: 66; Member since: Jul 16, 2014

They will iPatent even more iNames.

8. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

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