Apple Watch 2 will arrive sooner than you think

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Are you ready for Apple Watch 2?
Are you ready for Apple Watch 2?
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

It hasn’t even been a year since the first Apple Watch went on sale, but fans waiting for Apple’s next-generation timepiece won’t have to wait much longer for the grand unveiling.


Apple is planning to hold a keynote in March to announce the Apple Watch 2, according to a new report from 9to5Mac that also claims the long-rumored iPhone 6c (or is it iPhone 7c?) could also see some stage time at the event.

“The second version of the Apple Watch would then ship by April, nearly a year after the original model first went on sale,” reports Mark Gurman. “Apple has also been working on a new ‘iPhone 6c’ with a 4-inch display, which also could appear at this event, according to the sources.”

It still isn’t clear which new features Apple will add to the device to attract more customers. The holiday season could give the new wearable a big boost, but Apple has also been researching new features to add like better health sensors, a camera, sleep tracking, and GPS.

Small updates were made to the Apple Watch lineup in September with a new rose gold Sport model entering the market alongside some new bands and watchOS 2.0. Previous rumors have claimed the device will keep the same screen resolution and size while adding a bigger battery.

A March event wouldn’t be unordinary for Apple. The company unveiled the iPad 3 in March of 2012 and announced the new MacBook in March 2015. The event could also be a good opportunity to talk about the next steps its taking with ResearchKit and other initiatives if it doesn’t pull out the iPhone 6c.