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Apple to hold Spring Forward event on March 9 – what can we expect to see

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Apple will be holding a special launch event in San Francisco called “Spring Forward” on March 9 (March 10 in Australia), which is expected to focus on the upcoming Apple Watch.

The event, to be held at the Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts – the site where the original iPad was unveiled in 2010, will also be broadcast live on Apple’s website.

The Spring Forward name refers to the fact that the event takes place a day after the start of daylight savings time.

This obvious time reference can only be interpreted as a link to Apple Watch.

When Apple Watch was unveiled in September alongside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch, the focus was mainly on the look and design of the product.

The Spring Forward event is likely to announce a few more details about the Apple Watch that we’ve all been waiting for.

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Apple will shed some light on the product’s battery life along with the additional features of the Apple Watch and the compatible apps that will work with the device from launch.

There will also pricing announced for each version of Apple Watch – there are three (Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition) – as well as options and pricing for accessories like watchbands.

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And one of the most important details – when will it go on sale?

With the timing of the event in early March it’s possible Apple Watch will be released in early April – perhaps Friday April 10.

Apple’s launch event may also see the introduction of a rumoured 12-inch Retina MacBook Air or updates to the existing 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air range.

The event will start at 10am US Pacific Standard Time on March 9 (4am Tues March 10 Sydney time). It will be streamed live on the Apple website.

Stay tuned to Tech Guide where we will provide a full wrap up of the event and cover all of the announcements.