Needless to say, Apple won’t be confirming anything about the iWatch until it’s ready to launch the thing - which won't be any time soon.
In the meantime, we’re making do with, er, an Apple board member using the word “watch” in a sentence.
We’re listening to Bill Campbell, who also serves as chairman of Intuit, which is somewhat ironically headquartered in Mountain View – home of Google.
Speaking in front of hundreds of employees, Bill bigged up Google’s Project Glass, describing it as a “phenomenal breakthrough”.
And here’s the sentence of interest: “When you start to think about glasses or watches, they become as intimate as the cell phone was.”
Before we go getting all excited (not pointing any fingers at other sites, ahem), it’s largely accepted that smartwatches will feature quite heavily in the coming months. Bill mightn't necessarily be talking about the iWatch; more likely, he's referring generally to the imminent wave of devices.
In terms of functionality, the iWatch is expected to be capable of many of the same functions as the iPhone and iPad, though we’re still concerned about big fingers vs. relatively small screen size.