Apple aiming to launch iWatch this year
Bloomberg report claims iPhone maker wants to launch its smart watch as soon as possible
Apple is planning to introduce the iWatch this year, Bloomberg is reporting.
According to the business website, sources have said that Apple is keen to introduce the iWatch as soon as possible; ideally this year. The source added that Apple has filed at least 79 separate patents that include the word 'wrist'.
These patents include one for a "device with a flexible screen, powered by kinetic energy".
The report also suggests Apple is looking at a number of features, including letting users make calls, identify incoming calls, and check maps.
In a challenge to Nike and Fitbit, the iWatch would also include a pedometer and various sensors for monitoring health data, such as heart rates.