Patents Spark New Round of iWatch iRumors

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Source: iWatch Concept by Todd Hamilton

Source: iWatch Concept by Todd Hamilton

Anyone who’s lived long enough to endure middle school knows human beings like to gossip, especially when someone is being highly secretive. As Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) likes to stay mum on future products until official announcements, it’s no surprise every piece of Apple-related news sparks iRumors galore. Tuesday’s news of forty-five new patents granted to Apple is sparking a flurry of iWatch rumors.

Apple news website Patently Apple reported the story Tuesday and decided to focus on the one patent that could apply to an iWatch. We know the wrist device is coming. Apple applied for the name in Russia in 2013. The question of when and what exactly the device will entail remains a source of speculation.

The patent that Patently Apple decided to focus on shows a device that looks roughly like a square iPhone screen with a button at the bottom and a camera lens toward the top of the screen. It looks similar to the sixth generation iPod Nano, but with a camera and a button on the front and not just on the side. Evidence for this also includes that Apple mentions the screen may be for a wrist device, strengthening the argument that this is iWatch-related.

While this is only the most recent iWatch iRumor, others have been cropping up since the start of 2014 too. One such rumor is that the iWatch is going to be stylish. March media reports indicated that Apple attempted to poach employees from top watchmakers as a part of the development of the iWatch. Further fueling these rumors, Apple hired Paul Deneve, formerly of fashion house Yves Saint Laurent, last summer for “special projects.”

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