For long, the rumor-mill has been claiming that Apple is readying a smartwatch which would be called ‘iWatch.’ Until now, Apple didn’t divulge even a single hint that such a project was underway. Now, however, the company has filed for the ‘iWatch’ trademark in Japan, which may show that Apple is serious in building such a product.
Apple filed an application, seeking to bag the trademark ‘iWatch’ on June 3rd. Interestingly, a number of other companies have also applied for the same trademark. However, Apple certainly has an edge over other contenders since the company can show that ‘iWatch’ is in line with its other products and thus, it is better entitled to the trademark.
The choice of filing such an application in Japan is rather curious. This application follows other rumors, some from notable publications such as Bloomberg, which cited that Apple was indeed working on a smartwatch. Many reports have cited sources within Apple’s supply chain in Asia to substantiate similar claims.
In any case, it would certainly make sense for Apple to work on such a project. As we reported earlier, Google may also have started working on a similar product and as we move forth, the time for wearable computers is well upon us. Since Apple already has a huge iOS audience, it can turn a prospective iWatch into an instant success, if it chooses to launch one.