The next-generation Apple Watch might not make its debut in March, after all. According to TechCrunch’s Matthew Panzarino, Apple’s rumored event could only see the introduction of the “iPhone 6c” along with possibly a new iPad.
Here’s more from the report:
I’m not so sure that we’ll be seeing it that early. 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 goes on to speculate that a fall introduction for the wearable, along with new iPhones, might make more sense:
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.
This new report goes against another report from earlier this week that said the new device could enter trial production sometime this month.
For other news today, see: Apple will end free iTunes Radio stations at the end of January, Dashlane 4 takes on 1Password and LastPass with new design and features, and Netflix won’t keep letting proxy users access its catalog.