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iWatch Several US Patents by Apple ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐📍

March 10, 2013

Introduction and Perspective: Rumors. What do they mean. To some, rumors are authentic whispers of truth from people that are in the know. To others rumors are complete fiction and the food for fools. And of course there is everything in between. For us these creations are an interesting combination of “ambitious wish lists of enthusiasts” married with “the words of amateur marketing executives,” in effort to determine the Next Iteration of an existing product, or more aggressively, a New Product. With the litigiousness of our society these days, the Non Disclosure Agreements entered into by employees and engineers. I maintain in all sobriety, “The people that know, don’t talk; the people that don’t know, talk.” We will pass the most interesting along for you to digest.

The creative imaginations of all interested in iWatch have been hyper-stimulated… There are many samples of interesting concepts generated almost daily. The latest example incorporates some of the implications expressed in Apple’s recent Patent filings.

Imagine, wearing a “watch” whose under-belly contains electro-sensitive materials (serving as electrodes) that are capable of reading your pulse (heart-rate) not only the rate, but creating a single-lead Electro Cardiogram, (ECG), combined with the iWatch’s ability to communicate with your iPhone, which could be linked to your Doctor’s Office.

For health folks, running, jogging, treadmill stomping, skiing, your exercise routine may be monitored in real-time, transmitted to a companion App on your iPhone, graphing and analyzing one’s calorie-burn-rate, speed, direction… In theory, one may be able to answer their iPhone, give voice commands with SiRi, with the iWatch, rather than searching in ones briefcase or hand-bag… “beam me up Scotty” seems to be coming sooner than expected.

Remember this, Apple did not invent the smart-phone; there were lots of them in 2007, the Palm phones, the Palm Pre, BlackBerry “owned” the market, it was thought, we used all of them… Then Apple jumped in with their iPhone and redefined the entire Smart-Phone product…

iWatch, may be another Apple creation that redefines the wrist-watch that has been around the world for hundreds of years; perhaps another amazing, magical re-invention.

Remember the article we published earlier this month about the iWatch… well, here is some evidence that Apple has filed an 18 page Application (Number: 20130044215) with the US Patent & Trademark Office on February 12, 2012. This patent application from Apple outlines a device with a flexible screen worn on one’s wrist, adding serious fuel to the recent iWatch rumors.

Apple Tuesday 2/272013 was issued an interesting patent that could relate to recent headlines about a device known as the iWatch. The patent approved by the United State Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) describes an "accessory device" that could receive GPS data from your iPhone. For some time, speculation has surrounded Apple was working on a wristwatch device that can communicate with your smartphone or iPad. According to the patent, location data could be transmitted either wirelessly or through a hard connection, displaying either a map with navigation or simply points of interest. The technology permits either data to be sent from the iPhone to an accessory device, from the accessory device to the iPhone or to whichever device is deemed most accurate. (See more at:

The patent application describes a "wearable accessory device" which "includes a flexible display coupled to a bi-stable spring." If that sounds vague, Apple was kind enough to explain that it’s actually talking about a "slap wrap" type of bracelet. While not exactly a wristwatch, the bracelet could show all sorts of information on its flexible screen, including that of the temporal variety, but Apple also has a couple of novelty ideas for the device: These include

  • A. "a sensor for detecting a change between the flat state and the curled state of the bi-stable spring substrate,"
  • B. "a kinetic energy gathering component" as well as
  • C. "a recharging a battery housed within the accessory device by way of a plurality of ambient light energy collectors disposed across a portion of one surface of the accessory device."

In Sum, we’re looking at what could be a very exciting new re-Invention of the common wrist watch, has not changed much over decades, other than analog to digital. However know this, before you get too excited:

  • 1. There is a long distance from the filing of a patent application, to an actual product prototype;
  • 2. There is an even longer road that such a device may be pass on to the prototype stage,
  • 3. Then there are the internal and external focus groups, their remarks,
  • 4. Potential re-Engineering based on focus group validated remarks, Hardware, Software.
  • 5. Then the re-Development of the Prototype versions B, C, D, unknown number of iterations.
  • 6. Then there is the establishment of the potential supply-line, final cost pricing, margins.
  • 7. Then there is the Marketing Analysis of the Product, Pricing, Margins, How Many Millions to build.
  • 8. Then there may be the possibility of a Product to be Built, Announced, and Released for sale.

Rumor ID: iWatch.

Rumor Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐📍📍 Viability Rated by Jimmy

Rumor Viability Comment: With the Filing of a Patent Application defining this device, the viability elevates to a "definite maybe"


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