Apple is set for a date with the public on March 9th, where the company is expected to primarily focus on their imminent release of their own wrist-worn wearable – the Apple Watch.
Additionally, speculation is rife that Apple will also use the opporunity to showcase other new additions to their hardware lineup, including a formal reveal of the company’s plans regarding the Beats Music streaming service.
Apple has wasted little subtlety with their plans around what is expected to be an Apple-Watch centric event: daylight savings time begins in the United States this weekend, where citizens will ‘spring forward’ – a clear reminder that we’re likely to be hearing much about clocks, watches and time come Monday.
It’s likely that Apple will showcase a tier of first and third-party app developers, who’re crafting applications designed to work on and with the forthcoming Watch, as well as finally announce firm pricing per each version of the wearable. Rumours have pegged that the Edition – the premium version of the device – might cost anywhere up to $5000 USD.
Additionally, Apple may – if reports at the Wall Street Journal are true – take the opportunity to introduce a new, ultra-thin MacBook contender which may or may not take on the name Air. It’s expected that if this is true, Apple’s new ultraportable laptop might be powered by Intel’s new Broadwell processors.
Rumours are also rife that Apple might also take the opportunity to reveal their plans for the upcoming Beats music streaming service, which the company has focussed on following their acquisition of Beats Music last year. Currently, if speculation is to be believed, Apple might incorporate the service natively into iOS and Mac OS X Rumours pinpoint that Apple might either make the announcement on Monday, or failing that, at the Worldwide Developer’s Conference in June.
While the rumour mill certainly pegs interesting developments at Cupertino,,we can only speculate until Monday. Stay tuned for our thoughts and opinions on Apple’s next event!
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