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Citing sources with knowledge of the plans, 9to5Mac is reporting that Apple is planning a media event in March of next year to unveil a second-generation Apple Watch, with the possible announcement of a rumored four-inch iPhone refresh in tow as well.

If true, the company would start shipping the second-generation watch in April, a year following the original model’s debut in April of 2015.

“Apple began to develop technologies destined for future Apple Watch models long before the first generation even shipped,” claims the report.

The same publication previously reported that the Apple Watch 2 will feature a faster chip, a built-in camera for FaceTime video calling and improved Wi-Fi networking to reduce the device’s dependance on an iPhone for network connectivity and location services.

New sensors are also possible to enable features that were supposedly missing from the original model, such as sleep tracking and more.

Source: 9to5Mac

  • Giel Konink

    Apple watch first gen 42 mm sport gray for sale ! 😛

  • askep3

    Please be thinner

    • James G

      Yeah of all the devices that need slimming, Apple Watch is at the top of the list!

    • cdlenfert

      same size and significantly increased battery life would make me happier than thinner with the same “almost day” life.

  • Can we imagine Apple Watch 2 will take the same route as other gen 2 devices from Apple? I’m thinking iPhone 2 (3G), and iPad 2 which both saw a complete redesign.

    • Without a thinner redesign, 2nd gen’s sales chart will be the same as the 1st gens. On the other hand, new price cuts will push sales of the 1st gen.

      • cdlenfert

        I don’t believe apple’s ever made a 2nd gen product that wasn’t thinner. At least in the past 5 years.

  • Sikozu

    Oh god, don’t put a Facetime camera in it. I feel no need what so ever for my Apple Watch sport to need a camera – ever.

    • igorsky

      You know that you don’t ever need to use the camera. Ever.

  • Elias Chao

    Mark Gurman post it, it’s going to be true. Period.

  • Eikast

    A camera on my watch is a turnoff. No thanks. In that case I’ll keep my Apple Watch until it loses support.

  • James G

    Holding your wrist up for a few seconds is ok. But FaceTime calls last minutes. Who wants to hold their watch up that long?

    I think more sensors, faster processor, slimmer body, and more band options. And watch OS 3.

  • Unknow Unknow

    Model s’? come on the watch was ugly and bad as hell do you need same shitte with new chip wtf you need face time in ur watch that even survive 8 hours your should bring a cord extension with you all the time

  • zoLa siWisa

    they need to have a stand alone gps… this thing of running with an extra iphone for GPS… not as cool as leaving your phone home and having a long run with less weight

  • Jerry

    Is apple going to offer a upgrade for people that recently bought the Apple Watch 1? Buying 700$ watch every year at full price seems crazy, especially if you just recently bought one.