Meet the iTime

This is the smartwatch Apple wants to make. Possibly to be unveiled on September 9 along with the the two new iPhones.
The Cupertino-based technology company today has been granted a patent for a smartwatch with a built-in GPS that can be controlled by a flick of the wrist.
The US Patent office today granted patent 8,787,006 which says “the invention pertains to an electronic wristwatch.”
While the patent describes the wrist-worn device, which it calls the iTime, as syncing with an iPhone or tablet, there are also hints that Apple’s vision of the smartwatch as being a device that does not need to be next to another device to work.
The patent says the watch “can be integrally formed with the electronic wristband which provides the additional circuitry”.
So, not only does Apple patent reveal a plan to make a smartwatch, it also reveals a plan to make a smart watchband too which would give it a point of difference over competitors such as Samsung and Motorola who have beaten it to market.
The patent says the watch could be used to make calls and texts without needing to be paired with another device.The blog Apple Insider was the first to spot the patent, which was filed in 2011 and credited to Albert Golko, Mathias Schmidt and Felix Alvarez.

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