Have Apple announced the iWatch by accident?
The application was made on June 3rd with Bloomberg saying that the filing categorises the product as both a watch device and handheld computer. This comes on the back of the rumour that 100 product designers were working on the smartwatch.
Apple, of course, are already playing catch-up with Sony launching Smartwatch 2. Their device is water resistant and has NFC and now, with Foxconn saying they were getting involved in the race, all eyes are on Apple.
Samsung and Google are said to be developing their own wrist-wrapping devices but no-one knows who out of the big three will get a product out first. Now Sony are out of the traps, it seems likely that it won't be long before someone else gets one out.
Thing is, is there actually any demand?