Sources have been speaking with the Financial Times claiming that Apple are aggressively hiring staff for the iWatch project. The news would confirm that Apple are stepping up the development of their wearable technology gadget.
Earlier this month Apple hired the former boss of fashion house Yves Saint Laurent – Paul Deneve. Apple at the time denied that Deneve was hired to help head up the iWatch division. They claimed he was hired for ‘special projects’.
The Financial Times say they have concerns that Apple may not be able to develop the iWatch in house and the hiring of new staff is to strengthen their weaknesses. The FT say Apple are hiring because they have hit ‘hard engineering problems that they have not been able to solve.”
In recent weeks the company have been applying for the iWatch trademark around the globe, such as Russia and Japan in recent weeks. Other reports say that Apple may have a hard time as the trademark is already registered in US, Europe and China.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has been outspoken recently saying “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.” Cook also said that the watch sector is ‘ripe for exploration’.
The new iPad is due out soon, along with a cheaper plastic iPhone for emerging markets and those people who can’t afford the standard iPhone.
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