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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