Rumour: Apple Watch 2, 4-Inch iPhone To Appear In March

By Kaila Hale-Stern on at

That iPhone 6c rumour just got a little more real with a report from 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman. Sources tell Gurman that Apple is planning their next-gen Watch event for March, but the kicker here is that a new iPhone could also be appearing.

The next generation of the Apple Watch has the potential to make the product a lot more appealing. As we’ve reported, it seems like the company will introduce security updates and vitals tracking, and Gurman suggests Watch 2.0 could also have a camera and tether-free WiFi capabilities. This would be a big step up for the struggling Watch.

But while the rumoured March event is Watch-focused, Gurman’s sources say that the “iPhone 6c” might also make its bow. KGI’s Ming Chi Kuo said last week that the long-discussed 4-inch phone “would resemble an upgraded iPhone 5s” only with shiny upgraded internals. Quoth 9to5Mac:

The device’s technical specifications will fall somewhere between the iPhone 5s and iPhone 6s, with rumours suggesting that the phone may preserve earlier iPhone camera features while including the new iPhone A9 chip.

There’s a lot of demand amongst iPhone users for the option of a screen smaller than the 6s’s 4.7 inches, and the 4-inch “6c” would fit neatly in hand. Will the new-ish iPhone be Tim Cook’s one more thing come March?


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