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Apple will host a big event in March, weeks ahead of the Apple Watch launch, giving it a chance to make a final push as CEO Tim Cook embarks on his first new product category since the death of Steve Jobs.
It’s typical of Apple AAPL ahead of a product launch to host a major PR event, and it’s easy to be drawn into the excitement generated when Apple sends out its cryptic event invitations.
The iPhone accounts 69% of Apple revenue and will remain dominant: Apple last quarter sold a record 74.5 million iPhones after the launch of its bigger-screen iPhone 6 Plus, pushing the smartphone’s share of Apple’s total revenue to 69%. Analysts say this will be the Cupertino, Calif.–based company’s primary revenue driver for the foreseeable future, even if the watch exceeds expectations. This comes as iOS maintains a virtual monopoly over Google’s Android and other rival operating systems, and as Apple’s fleet of iPhones expand more dramatically overseas, particularly in China.