Apple applies for ‘iWatch’ trademark in Japan


Following months of reports about Apple’s upcoming foray into wearable electronics, the company is now seeking to trademark “iWatch” in Japan, reports Bloomberg. Many are convinced that Apple is working on a smartwatch product, but so far Cupertino has kept more or less quiet — save for Tim Cook’s statement about the “profound” opportunity in wearables at the D11 conference in May.

Of course, merely applying for a trademark doesn’t cement either Apple’s plans or the name of any forthcoming products. The company has been known to trademark plausible names for future products that it plans to release, like 2009’s iSlate application, or doesn’t, like the Knowledge Navigator. But whether Apple intends to bring something to…

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