Apple patents reveal plans for smartwatch 'iTime': Report
Tech giant Apple has been granted patents which signal a smartwatch and a smart watchband.
The patent describes the wrist-worn device, which it calls the iTime, as syncing with an iPhone or tablet, there are also hints that Apple's vision of the smartwatch as being a device that does not need to be next to another device to work, News.com.au reported.
The patent also adds that the watch can be integrally formed with the electronic wristband which provides the additional circuitry.
Apple patent not only reveal a plan to make a smartwatch, but also a plan to make a smart watchband too which would give it a point of difference over competitors such as Samsung and Motorola who have beaten it to market.
The patent says the watch could be used to make calls and texts without needing to be paired with another device.
(Posted on 23-07-2014)