Apple on an iWatch hiring spree

Apple is currently on a “hiring spree” to tackle issues with the iWatch according to the Financial Times.

 

According to sources speaking to the paper, the company has begun hiring ‘aggressively’ for the project in the last couple of weeks.

The move suggests that the company has stepped up development of its much rumoured wearable technology device.

Earlier this month the company hired former chief executive of fashion house Yves Saint Laurent Paul Deneve. Apple denied that he had been hired to head up its iWatch division, rather saying he would work on undefined “special projects”.

However, the Financial Times has said that it raises concerns over Apple’s ability to develop the iWatch in house.

The paper quotes one source as saying that the hires are a sign that Apple has hit “hard engineering problems that they’ve not been able to solve”.

In recent weeks, the company has begun applying for the iWatch trademark around the world. Recent filings have shown it has applied for the trademark in Japan and Russia.

However, other reports have highlighted that the iWatch trademark is already registered in key Apple markets, including the US, Europe and China.

In a recent earnings call, Apple chief executive Tim Cook said: “Our teams are hard at work on some amazing new hardware, software and services that we can’t wait to introduce this fall and throughout 2014.”

Among the hardware expected the coming months are a cheaper iPhone with a colour plastic back and a new iPad.

Cook has been coy about confirming or denying that the company is planning to launch the rumoured iWatch.

However, he did confirm at an AllThingsD conference in May that he believes it is an area “ripe for exploration” and “incredibly interesting”.

Latest Apple news

iWatch Todd Hamilton concept
Apple iWatch: Price, rumours, release date and leaks

The Apple iWatch is rumoured to be in some form of production right now – we round up the news and speculation on its specs, features and potential release date 

Comments

Be the first to comment…

Back to top
Close
T3 Newsletter
Sign up to recieve the T3 newsletters by entering your details below

Your Details

As you're registering with us. we'd like to think that you'd enjoy receiving the following emails; if you'd rather not receive them, please untick the boxes:

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and it's group companies containing news, special offers and product information
I agree to the terms of use and privacy policy and confirm that I am over 16 years of age *
Close
Log in or Join

By clicking below you agree to our terms and conditions and our privacy policy

Log in to T3.com with your preferred social network

Log in with your T3.com account

CloseJoinPlease complete these additional details

Join T3.com with your preferred social network

OR

Join T3.com

Please tick this box to confirm you are 16 years old or over

Just so we know you're human

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Close Edit your profile

Change your password

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Social networks

You have authorised these social networks to interact with your T3.com account.

Please ensure you deactivate or revoke access to this website from within your social networks settings to ensure all permissions are removed.

Close Forgotten your password

Forgotten your password?

Please enter the email address that you used to sign up and we'll send you a new password

Close
Forgotten password
Don't have a T3 Account? Join now