TOKYO (AP) — Apple Inc. has applied for a trademark in Japan for “iWatch” as rumors suggest it may be developing a smart wristwatch.
A document obtained Monday from the Japan Patent Office’s website said the application was made June 3 and made public June 27.
It was not immediately clear when the application might be approved. Patent office and Apple officials in Japan were not available for comment late Monday.
Apple is rumored to be working on a smart watch that would run on a version of the operating system used by its iPhone and iPad. The company has not confirmed those rumors, but CEO Tim Cook has hinted that it may be developing a wearable computing device such as a wristwatch.
Applying for a trademark in Japan isn’t proof of Apple’s intentions. The company based in Cupertino, California, has many patents for devices it will never produce.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
KSN is covering live news about a national security arrest in Wichita
Randy Dreiling made the announcement to his team Friday morning. He will resign as football coach and physical education instructor.
A car crashes into a home near Santa Fe and Mount Vernon, at least one person in the car left the scene.
The first appeal for the Carr brothers, the men convicted of five Wichita murders in December 2000 to take place Tuesday.
This Saturday, while the nation observes the one year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, a lasting tribute is planned in Emporia.
While the clock is ticking there is still a little time left to help the Salvation Army provide Christmas for local kids and families in need.A shorter Christmas season and nasty weather aren't making it easy.
Two Hays men are living out their dream by brewing and distributing their own craft beer.