Rumor: a March Apple event may unveil the next gen Apple Watch

9to5 Mac predicts that Apple will hold a March event to reveal the next-generation Apple Watch. The article says that new camera, wireless, sleep tracking, and health sensor technologies are planned for the wearable device, but it is currently unclear which of these additions will appear on the model planned to be introduced in March.

According to various rumors and speculations, a next gen Apple Watch could include any, all or, heck, none of these features:

  • Better battery life;
  • A video camera, allowing users to make and receive video FaceTime calls rather than just audio ones;
  • A round face;
  • Built-in GPS;
  • A higher resolution display;
  • A lower price (or at least more pricing options);
  • More storage (the current Apple smartwatch has 8GB of built-in storage, but only 2GB can be used for music and just 75MB for photos);
  • 3D Touch support;
  • An increase in its IPX7 waterproof standard to an IP67 rating;
  • Less reliance on an iPhone;
  • “Smart straps” that provide extra battery power, built-in LEDs that flash when you get a notification, extra sensors to improve workouts;
  • A simpler user interface;
  • A thinner design.

9to5Mac also thinks that a 4-inch iPhone could also debut at the March event.