Rumors have pointed to March 2016 as the time for the Apple Watch 2 arrival, but there’s very little to substantiate the time frame, according to TechCrunch’s own Matthew Panzarino. He still holds to a September 2016 timeframe for the Apple Watch 2, the original claim, but now says that sources have confirmed for him a small first-generation Apple Watch refresh in March:
I’ve now heard a bit more that suggests that Apple might ship a minor revision of the Apple Watch that includes a FaceTime camera and not much else – but still that it would not be a full ‘Watch 2.0’ with casing changes and major improvements. Still no word on timing but that could explain the reports of a camera [sic] have been showing up.
In other words, the first-generation Apple Watch could see a refresh, with Apple adding a FaceTime camera to the first-gen. model for those who’ve waited this long to get their hands on one. What this means, though, is that Apple could very well make it easier than ever to talk on the wrist now – for those who use FaceTime and would like to have the capability on their wrist.
We don’t know much of what Apple Watch 2 will bring, but we sure do hope Apple expands its Wi-Fi capabilities to feature standalone Wi-Fi so that you can read messages and respond to them from the wrist – even if Bluetooth is disconnected. As for the Apple Watch 2, we expect it to arrive at the same time as the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (and iOS 10).