AAPL: Apple Wins Patent for iTime Smartwatch

The device includes technology in the wrist strap

A patent filing that was approved shows off what could be Apple’s (AAPL) design for its rumored iWatch.

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Source: Motorola

The design shows a device with a square screen, an accelerometer, a GPS receiver, Bluetooth and vibration. The patent filing also listed the device as being able to connect to a smartphone and work on its own. This includes storing data on the device and plugging a headphone jack into it, reports CNNMoney.

Apple has also commented that the iWatch may be able to respond to different actions from the user. This could include small gestures that would allow people to answer calls and perform other task with the device. It could also possibly receive text messages and updates from social media websites, CNNMoney noes.

The patent filings, which labels the device as the iTime, also lists features for just the wrist strap of the device. This includes the ability to remove the watch part of the device from the strap and connect other such devices to it. It could also transfer data between itself and other devices through a wireless signal, reports TechCrunch.

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