Apple iWatch to arrive later this year
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Rumors of an Apple iWatch have been around long before Samsung released the Galaxy Gear but they failed to materialize so far. Since potential customers of such a device are still waiting for a gadget to provide much more than the smartwatches currently on the market, Apple may be able to conquer this market as well if everything goes well.
Back in July 2013, Apple applied for the "iWatch" trademark in both Russia and Japan, but an Italian company seems to be holding the rights in Europe, at least for now. On the other hand, Tim Cook recently confirmed that the company is still working to bring new product categories to life. "We’re working on things you can’t see today. We have zero issue coming up with things that we want to do that we think we can disrupt in a major way," said Apple's CEO during an earnings call last month.
Now, JMP Securities' managing director Alex Gauna says Apple's smartwatch could launch along with the next-gen iPhone later this year. Unfortunately, he does not mention any details about the features to expect from this gadget or its pricing.
Previously, various rumors mentioned a curved battery and solar charging so it is clear that Apple must bring something new to this category of products, but remains to be seen when they decide to issue an official statement about it and reveal at least some minor bits of information.