Apple Watch 2, 4-inch iPhone 6c Reportedly Queued For March Keynote

When we hear rumors about upcoming Apple products, we usually take them with a grain of salt. But when Mark Gurman is behind those rumors, we definitely are notice, as he has a track record of being more right than wrong in recent years when it comes to Apple announcements.

Such is the case with today’s revelation that Apple will hold a keynote address in March to launch two major products. The first of which we already expected: the second generation Apple Watch. Apple announced the first Apple Watch in the fall of 2014 at the tail end of its iPhone 6 keynote, but it didn’t actually launch the device until April 24th of this year. Apple had a long lead time with the first generation model in order to make last minute hardware adjustments and give developers enough lead time to create apps for a brand new platform.

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This time around, things should be more familiar for both Apple and developers, so we shouldn’t expect to see a long gap between the official announcement and the public release. According to an earlier report from Gurman, the Apple Watch 2 is expected to connect to the Internet directly via Wi-Fi instead of relying on an iPhone for all contact with outside world, gain a FaceTime camera, and of course improved battery life.

The wildcard announcement is that of the iPhone 6c, which is also expected at the March event. Well-connected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo revealed last week that Apple will release a 4-inch iPhone next year complete with an A9 processor, Apple Pay support, 2.5D glass and the cameras from the iPhone 5s. Rumors have persisted that Apple would release a true successor to the 4-inch iPhone 5s ever since the company moved its flagship smartphones to the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch form-factors.

At this point, all of this information is pure speculation. However, given the source, we have the feeling that next Spring is going to blossom for Apple Watch an iPhone fans.


Via:  9to5Mac
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