Ap­ple to hold event in March

Ru­mours sug­gest Ap­ple to un­veil new prod­ucts in March

iPad&iPhone user - - CONTENTS - Karen Haslam

Ap­ple will hold its next event in March 2016, at which it will un­veil the Ap­ple Watch 2, along­side the ru­moured iPhone 6c and the iPad Air 3, ac­cord­ing to re­ports.

Ru­mours sug­gest that the Ap­ple Watch 2 will ap­pear at that event but that it won’t ship un­til April, a year af­ter the first Ap­ple Watch went on sale.

Ap­ple has held events in March over the years, in­clud­ing the launch of the Ap­ple Watch and MacBook in 2015 and the launch of the iPad 3 back in 2012. It seems likely that the Ap­ple Watch 2 won’t be the only new prod­uct to launch at the March event. A num­ber of Ap­ple prod­ucts are due

an up­date around that time. We think we may see the fol­low­ing new Ap­ple prod­ucts at the ru­moured March 2016 Ap­ple event.

Ap­ple Watch 2

In April it will be a year since the Ap­ple Watch launched, so per­fect time for a new model to ap­pear. The new Watch is said to of­fer sleep track­ing and bet­ter health sen­sor tech­nolo­gies. It may also of­fer bet­ter bat­tery life, a FaceTime cam­era, and cru­cially that it will be less re­liant on the iPhone.

iPhone 6c

Ac­cord­ing to a Mac­world sur­vey, 20 per­cent of peo­ple polled want a smaller 4in iPhone and it looks like they may get their wish. Ru­mour has it that an 6c is com­ing and that it could ar­rive in the spring.

With this in mind, it seems likely that an Ap­ple Watch event would also in­clude a launch of the new 4in iPhone, which is said to come in a colour­ful metal­lic case (rather than the iPhone 5c plas­tic case).

It’s also ex­pected that the new phone will of­fer an im­proved cam­era com­pared to the iPhone 5s. The A8 pro­ces­sor is likely to be Ap­ple’s choice for pow­er­ing this new iPhone, rather than the A9 in the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. While it’s not thought that it will in­clude 3D touch found in the IPhone 6s and 6s Plus, it is ex­pected that the 6c will in­clude Touch ID for use with Ap­ple Pay.

iPad Air 3

The iPad Air wasn’t up­dated in Septem­ber 2015, so we ex­pect to see an up­date soon, and the ru­moured March event would be per­fect for this launch.

Ru­mours sug­gest that the iPad Air 3 will be even thin­ner than the iPad Air 2, that the alu­minium it is crafted from will be even stronger than the cur­rent model, that a rose gold ver­sion might make an ap­pear­ance, and that the megapixel count on the cam­era might im­prove.

We also ex­pect that A9X chip (as found in the iPad Pro) might ap­pear in the new iPad Air 3.

MacBook Air

An­other prod­uct ru­moured to be in the pipe­line is an up­date to the MacBook Air with the 11in model dis­ap­pear­ing from the line up and a new 15in model be­ing added.

There have been some ru­mours it may gain a Retina screen, but it seems un­likely as that would put it in com­pe­ti­tion with the MacBook Pro and the MacBook, and we imag­ine Ap­ple wants to keep the price down. It is likely the new MacBook Air will gain Force Touch fea­tures, how­ever.

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