Apple files for iWatch trademark in Japan
While Apple's potential smartwatch has sparked rumors for quite some time, Cupertino has not officially confirmed that it's working on such a device. However, according to a Bloomberg report, Apple has already taken the first steps by filing for trademark protection for "iWatch" in Japan. This was allegedly filed as early as June 3 with the Japan Patent Office.
The rumors about Apple's smartwatch were revived this February, when it was claimed that about 100 product designers were working on a wristwatch-like device. Other rumors have asserted that manufacturers such as Google, LG and Microsoft are also developing a smartwatch.
Sony has already had such devices on the market for some time, and recently unveiled the SmartWatch 2 at Mobile Asia World Expo 2013.