Once again Apple's mythical iWatch is making noise for right reasons. And it seems that the Cupertino-based giant is pretty serious about its intelligent watch project. According to a report by Bloomberg, the makers behind iPod have filed a patent in regards to the much rumored iWatch.
The details were shared by Japan's patent office. The patent dates back to June 3 i.e. early last month. However, the patent filed by Apple only mentioned "handheld computer or watch device ", instead of iWatch trademark.
At the same time, it is also being said that Apple filed another patent in Russia, which clearly stated that there is a device called iWatch; currently under the development ( via Izvestia)
On the other hand Google, whose Glass device will be commercially made available to consumers later in the year, is also said to be working on iWatch killer.
The Japanese giant Sony is not far behind in the cat and mouse race. When it comes to intelligent watch, Sony has recently announced second generation SmartWatch 2. The sequel to disastrous intelligent watch will arrive later this year, as per the company.
It is already known, through numerous rumors and leaks that Apple is working on a handheld computing device for a very long time. As many as 100 engineers are working day night to unleash the device at the earliest. Tim Cook, CEO, Apple admitted that the company is excited about wearable computing device.
However, no one from Apple has ever shared details of intelligent watch to media. There are reports which say that the Apple designed iWatch is not far behind. Many industry insiders believe that iWatch is coming next year. It is said to have feature curved glass to make so-called iWatch different from Samsung's Galaxy watch.
A senior Apple watchdog Ming Chi Juo is hoping to see iWatch in either 1.5-inch or 2-inch screen size. It could be very similar to iPad Nano in terms of design and styling.
"Currently, the iPod nano uses the same GF2 touch technology as used by the iPad mini. Since the size and computing ability requirements of the iWatch are similar to those of the iPod nano, we think iWatch will use iPod nano's GF2 touch technology and AP [application processor]."
"Investors shouldn't be misled by the word 'Watch'. We think iWatch will not be positioned as a time-telling device, nor as a device that displays information from other Apple products," Kuo writes. "We are positive on the iWatch because its wearable design is helpful for offering more secure user identification and biometrics functionality.
Meanwhile, the tech experts have suggested that Apple could bring this next generation watch concept by fall 2013, going by what, Apple CEO, Tim Cook disclosed this year at WWDC 2013, that Apple will come up with a new hardware range by fall 2013 throughout next year. In the end, how can GizBot wrap up a story without showing you a nice collection of concept images collected from various designers around the web world. So hit the slides below to take a look at how the Apple iWatch might look like on your wrist.