New 'iPhone 6c' and second-gen Apple Watch set for March announcement

New 'iPhone 6c' and second-gen Apple Watch set for March announcement
The first-gen Apple Watch, released earlier on this year, has certainly helped to bring the idea of wrist-worn tech to the forefront. It hasn't quite had the disruptive impact of the original iPhone or iPad, nor has it apparently affected the thriving market for fitness trackers. But it's an emerging product that Cupertino intends to proceed with, beginning with the second model in a few months' time. Per a new report, Apple will unveil the second-generation Apple Watch in March, and take the wraps off a 4-inch 'iPhone 6c' at the same event. 

Like so many smartwatches, Apple's effort feels much like a work-in-progress. Lacking in many features to which consumers have become accustomed, the price tag has done little to justify what has been dismissed by some as an expensive, fashion-focused toy. But Tim Cook's firm looks set to make a number of feature enhancements looking ahead to Apple Watch 2, which sources of 9to5Mac expect to arrive in March 2016. 

Apple has been working on a number of Watch-centric features, including a camera, wireless functionality, a tracker for sleep, and some new health sensors. Whether all of these enhancements will be ready to roll with the next version is not yet established. But if the upcoming device is to really grasp the smartwatch nettle, one suspects that a camera, at the very least, will need to be part of the bargain. 

The report also briefly mentions a new iPhone 6c device, expected to pack a 4-inch display and cater to those seeking a smaller iPhone device. Said handset will supposedly offer a power level of somewhere between the iPhone 5s and iPhone 6s, which, if true, would be a marked improvement upon the plastic iPhone 5c

There's no word on the design characteristics of this elusive handset, although we did hear earlier this month that a metallic iPhone 6c could be ready for a February launch. A March unveiling alongside the next Apple Watch would make some degree of sense, although given that iPhones tend to arrive in the fall, it would be an uncharacteristic launch period for an Apple handset. 

Thoughts?

source: 9to5Mac

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56 Comments

1. Iodine

Posts: 1470; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Wish the iPhone 6C gets it's own battery case too. Both of those new devices should be way thinner than their predescesors.

9. AnTuTu

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

It will die like Amazon Fire phone.

35. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

They picked 2 flagship models, the S4 and the LG whatever it was, G4 I think. So? That isnt every Android flagship. Also the device as the article stated sold an estimated 12M. But who was it sold too? As you guys say. Right? Distribution channels? Also Apple never gives sales numbers for any single model of an iPhone no matter how good or bad they were. They give iPhone sales numbers. Apple says they sold 50M or so for one quarter, which during the Xmas holiday is their Fiscal Q1. As I recall right after that, PA posted a article saying Apple was cutting production the very next quarter on the 5C by as much as 50%. So one quarter of good sales means what? NOTHING!

2. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

So repackage iPhone 6s for the same price as a 6s. Don't buy it sheep! Take a stand for once in your lives!

7. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Although I agree with You and I know it will be overpriced as every iPhone I will buy the 6c the day it will launch. I miss 5S's format which is just too perfect for me and with 6s's internals this phone will be blazing fast and with my usage it will be my main phone for many years as 4S is today. I don't need every gimmick in a phone, I like iOS and with jailbreak there are limitless possibilities to customise it. I'm all in, bring it on Apple!

13. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3934; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

So repackage iPhone 6*****

36. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Yes my bad. Typo

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30672; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not really interested in the iPhone 6c, because more than likely I'll get the iPhone 7, but the Apple watch 2 most definitely has my attention.

4. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Is there a single iProduct which does not get your attention? *MH*

5. Iodine

Posts: 1470; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Is there a single iProduct that doesn't atract attention of everyone ?

6. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Yeah, in your iWorld. sure sure... *MH*

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30672; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good comeback iodine, I simply prefer not to be bothered by his desperate attempts to troll me. You're right too, Apple products may not flat out be the best, but they're still those "it" products. Let em troll bro, it's a clear indication of them as people.

14. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Desperate to troll you darkkjedii? Heck, I'm keen to shut your arogant ass up!! Calling Techie and many other "dumbass" as if you aren't one yourself. Who do you think you are? Throwing insults and calling others stupid and trolls? STHU!!!

19. keekai05

Posts: 116; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

You mad? LMAO

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 30672; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

He's über mad bro.

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 21156; Member since: May 28, 2014

Hex, what's the deal? Why do you have such a problem with darkk? What has he ever done to you?

22. keekai05

Posts: 116; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

He hates everyone who owns an iDevice.

26. meanestgenius

Posts: 21156; Member since: May 28, 2014

Not cool. He must hate me then. I own two iDevices.

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 30672; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Uh ohhhhh, you shouldn't have let him know that.

30. meanestgenius

Posts: 21156; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao!

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 30672; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Especially me lol. He's like my personal little tick, latches on, and won't go away lol.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 30672; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude, he's chasing me around the site, trolling everything I post. Go look at the article for the iOS 9.2 update, he's nagging me bro. Every since I told him I had nothing to say to him, he's been über trolling me. He simply doesn't get it bro, he's not the type of person I come to the site to talk to. He's a troll, a trouble maker, immature, and I've simply nothing to him. How's it going MG?

29. meanestgenius

Posts: 21156; Member since: May 28, 2014

I see. Just checked out the iOS 9.2 update article. Saw him doing the same thing. Anyway... I'm good, darkk! Just picked up an iPhone 6s Plus over the weekend. Wanted to give it a test run. I was reluctant at first, but so far, I am quite pleased with my purchase. How are things by you, darkk?

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 30672; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Everything's good bro, just hanging. Give that 6S Plus a good beating, it handles whatever you throw at it pretty well.

33. keekai05

Posts: 116; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

I actually just saw him trolling you on the JDI-OLED article lol. He love using exclamation point hahaha. This guy's pathetic tbh

41. darkkjedii

Posts: 30672; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I think he has a crush on me, or something lol.

42. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

That is the funnient butthurt I've seen in a while

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30672; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Iodine, what phone are you rocking these days?

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30672; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

"Arogant". LMAOOOOO!

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