We may see Apple Watch sooner than expected.
Apple on Thursday sent out invitations for a press event on March 9 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco. The company has held many of its product introductions in the downtown venue, which is larger than the Town Hall auditorium on its campus.
Apple likely will show offits first wearable. Last month, CEO Tim Cook said Apple would
The lowest-end Apple Watch will cost $349. The company announced the device during a star-studded event in September. At the same time, it introduced its bigger-screenand devices. It also held an to unveil its newest iPads and Macs, including the high resolution iMac.
Apple Watch is the first major new product category for the company since the "magical"in 2010. It's also the first new push by Apple under Cook's leadership. Cook had promised for over a year that Apple would introduce in 2014 and enter beyond its wildly successful smartphones, tablets and computers. Apple Watch, along with the new Apple Pay mobile-payments service, fulfill that vow.
Along with Apple Watch, the company also could show off an updated Apple TV that works as the hub for a smart home and has more video and live TV features. And Apple could introduce the long-awaited 12-inch "iPad Pro" or a MacBook Air with Retina Display -- two products market watchers have long been awaiting.
Update, 9:25 a.m. PT: Adds background information.