Rumor: Apple Watch 2 and new iPhone 6c to be unveiled in March

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The Apple logo is seen from inside the company's Boylston Street store in Boston on Sept. 16, 2015.

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The Apple Watch hasn't even been out in stores for a full year, but it's already time to start talking about the next-gen version of Apple's increasingly popular wearable. According to the typically reliable Mark Gurman over at 9to5Mac, Apple is planning on holding a special media event in March where Tim Cook and company will take the wraps off the Apple Watch 2.

As for what we can look forward to, some previous rumblings from the rumor mill point to the Apple Watch 2 featuring a built-in video camera (think FaceTime calls), a more diverse collection of watch bands, and perhaps a slightly slimmer form factor.

But a new Apple Watch is just part of what Apple may have in store for us early next year. Gurman also relays that Apple may take time during the company's rumored March event to unveil a brand new 4-inch iPhone 6c. This rumor aligns with previous reports we've seen regarding Apple's interest in adding a 4-inch iPhone model to its product lineup. As it stands now, the only 4-inch iPhone Apple sells is the iPhone 5s, a respectable device to be sure, but one that is still two years old and lacks many of the advanced features found in the iPhone 6s.

We've also seen reports that the iPhone 6c will feature a metal frame, a welcome upgrade from the plastic used in the iPhone 5c. Additionally, the iPhone 6c will likely come with Apple Pay support and a speedier A9 processor. Of course, because Apple wants to funnel users towards its higher-margin devices, the 6c will likely keep the same camera module used on the 5s and will not come with support for 3D Touch.

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