Apple Watch 2 Release Date Details Expected This March

Thomas Kuegler - Author

Jan. 29 2016, Updated 7:00 a.m. ET

News of the Apple Watch 2 release date is coming. Many experts have no idea when Apple is going to provide any information about it, but the current belief is the watch is set to hit shelves in the fall. Macworld reports the company plans to hold an event in March, when they will reveal the Apple Watch 2, the iPhone 6c, and the iPad 3.

They report the “current consensus suggests that the week of March 14 is the one to mark in your diaries.” However, out of all the devices expected to make an appearance, the iPad 3 is the most likely to be seen at the event, according to unnamed sources close to Macworld.

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It’s been a year since the original Apple Watch made its debut, and it makes sense that Apple might come out with some sort of update in the worst-case scenario. As far as best-case scenarios go, they might go ahead and announce the Apple Watch 2 release date.

Current rumors surrounding the March updates on the new watch include the unveiling of a new type of band. JC Torres at Slashgear elaborated on the rumors.

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“These include new colors for the rubbery Sports line, new colors for the luxurious Hermes bands, a black Milanese Loop edition, and even a completely new band line using new materials. Whether those bands will come with new Apple Watch hardware isn’t yet known or even rumored.”

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Other rumors for the Apple Watch 2 include better sleep tracking technology and health indicators. It makes sense because one of Apple’s competitors in this area is Fitbit.

What about other devices like the iPhone and iPad? Torres seems to think a smaller iPhone may be on its way. “Rumors of a smaller iPhone have been around ever since Apple put out the large iPhone 6 and the even larger iPhone 6 Plus,” he writes. “Perhaps hinting at a collective wishful thinking of a return to smaller, handier handsets. Those wishes might indeed be fulfilled in less than two months.”

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Much less is known about the new iPad even though many experts feel strongly that an update for the device is coming. Tim Cook still seems to think that the iPad Pro is a replacement for the typical laptop. “Yes, the iPad Pro is a replacement for a notebook or a desktop for many, many people. They will start using it and conclude they no longer need to use anything else, other than their phones,” he said.

Regarding sales of the current Apple Watch, Tim Cook recently said, “I think we will set a new [sales] record this quarter; so things are going well.” Regarding the health aspect of the watch, Cook doesn’t want to delve too deeply into it.

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“We don’t want to put the watch through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) process. I wouldn’t mind putting something adjacent to the watch through it, but not the watch, because it would hold us back from innovating too much, the cycles are too long. But you can begin to envision other things that might be adjacent to it — maybe an app, maybe something else.”

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Consumers should remain vigilant for news of the Apple Watch 2 release date. Specs could be coming this March at the rumored event along with a slew of other rumored devices.

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