Updated 09:57 AM EDT, Thu, Apr 22, 2021

Apple to Unveil an iPad Instead of the iWatch 2 in March? [Details]

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The next generation Apple Watch might not be introduced in March as predicted.

Last week, Chinese site Commercial Times (via 9to5Mac) claimed that early production of the iWatch 2 will commence at supplier Quanta later this month. Late in 2015, 9to5 Mac predicted that a new Apple Watch will be unveiled at the tech giant's March 2016 event. A report from TechCrunch, however, puts all these speculations to rest.

"I'm not so sure that we'll be seeing it that early," TechCrunch's Matthew Panzarino wrote. "Several things that I've heard (from several sources) indicate to me that we won't see a new hardware model of the Apple Watch in March. Design partnerships, accessories, that kind of thing maybe but not a 'Watch 2.0' with a bunch of new hardware features like a camera. I could be wrong, of course, but I've heard enough to put it out there."

Panzarino said that a new version of the wearable device could be introduced in the fall instead, along with new iPhones.

"If a new Apple Watch were introduced in September, along with the very likely introduction of new iPhones for the holiday season, that would put the gap at close to two years between the initial introduction and the announcement of a new model. Though the hardware shipped later, the gap between introductions seems like it could be a better bit of breathing room between major versions. This would allow for more significant advances in hardware, and also could prevent customer exhaustion," he explained on TechCrunch.

Panzarino said that he has heard rumors saying that Apple might release a minor revision of its wearable that is equipped with a FaceTime camera. This rumored version, however, would not be a full Watch 2.0 with design changes and major enhancements, the news outlet noted.

TechCrunch also reported that Apple's rumored event in March could see the introduction of the iPhone 6C alongside a new iPad model.

Apple Watch 2 -- More Speculations

GforGames reported that there are speculations that the next Apple Watch will not undergo some major design changes to maintain its rectangular and elegant form that bears resemblance to the iPod Nano.

CNET also wrote that in July, Samsung and LG are reportedly onboard to produce a thinner OLED display for the second-generation iWatch. This would allow the inclusion of a larger battery, thus increasing the wearable's battery life.

It's also expected that the iWatch 2 would have integrated wireless capabilities to allow more functionality free of an iPhone, CNET added.

Note that these are speculations at the moment and Apple is yet to release an official statement regarding their products.

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