(NEW YORK) — Apple has applied for the patent “iWatch” in Japan, as speculation grows about new kinds of hot tech products.
In recent weeks, there has been growing indications that Apple, Samsung and Sony are all working on wearable devices.
Last week, Sony announced the latest version of its SmartWatch — a water-resistant device with NFC, according to PCWorld. And Samsung said recently that it is working on a smart watch.
The New York Times reported in February that Apple was experimenting with the design of a device similar to a wristwatch that would operate on the same iOS platform as its iPhone and iPad and would be made with curved glass.
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