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Apple has reportedly registered an iWatch trademark in Russia, providing the clearest indication yet that it will soon release a wearable computer disguised as a timepiece. However, the fruity firm might be in a for a fight, because a wristwatch seller which runs a website called has already registered the trademark …


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  1. Neil Barnes Silver badge


    Nearly as good a word as 'podule'!

    1. Sir Sham Cad

      Re: Ululating?

      By Jove, i think you've got it, Mr Barnes! Quick, to the other thread to offer:

      A podule of ululators!

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Maybe they're talking about TV

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Will be interesting

    It will almost certainly be a locked down proprietary piece of kit that I wont want, but it will be interesting to see what they come up with.

    1. Sir Sham Cad

      Re: Will be interesting

      I'm expecting something similar to the iPod nano 6G (local media player) that also links seamlessly to an iPhone for sms messages, facewitter updates, phone calls etc, streaming media from the phone (so what the current crop of smart watches do but more slickly integrated but strictly limited to iPhone therefore useless to the majority of smartphone owners).

  4. wowfood

    Would be good if the iWatch wasn't a watch at all, bu a portale blu-ray player.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      or a pair of smart glasses.

  5. JaitcH

    Money ... the answer to any and all problems in Russia

    All Apple has to do is offer a few backhanders to the people who matter and all will be well.

    Only problem is they aren't supposed to do it under US law.

    1. Sir Sham Cad

      Re: Money ... the answer to any and all problems in Russia

      They could offer to sponsor Chelsea and oh wait Samsung have already done that...

  6. Identity

    What's the use?

    Could be just another piece of must(not)-have gear with no practical purpose, but check out for some interesting possibilities.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I wonder how many places have iWatch registered?

    Simply because of the rumors about Apple releasing a watch? Its not as though their product names are difficult to guess. About as hard as guessing the names of new Audi or BMW models. If they named them like Lamborghini does, they wouldn't have to worry about trademark conflicts, or someone jumping their registrations in anticipation of the name they're likely to use.

  8. CmdrX3

    Still not interested

    Wearing an watch does my head in. If I need to know the time I'll stick my hand in my pocket and pull out my phone. Unless I can use it as a teleporter, I doubt there's anything else it would do to make me want to wear a watch.

    I read a comment in the forums of one of the Apple rumour sites from someone who said he hates wearing watches and has never worn one but if Apple make one he's definitely getting it... and that's before we know anything about what it can do, so people will buy it, whether they need it or not.

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