It looks like Apple is indeed making an iWatch. As reported Apple has filed the iWatch trademark in Japan, but is the iWatch really such a big deal? Will Apple again define a product category?
Rumors about Apple working on an iWatch have surfaced a couple months ago and immediately triggered reports of competitors working on smart watches as well. Yesterday a report surfaced that Apple has filed an iWatch trademark in Japan. The iWatch rumors might have hit a turning point with that filing as now the Apple iWatch is more real than ever, but is it going to be a revolutionary product?
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There are already several smart watches out there that communicate with your smartphone. There are though no mass market product yet. They are worn on wrists of some geeks. There are issues with battery life and the tiny screen is making them difficult to use. Has Apple invented something that goes beyond what smart watches are like today with the iWatch? I do hope so, else Apple will have the first product failure on their hands since years.