The brand new Apple Watch is because of be introduced in a matter of hours. A lot consideration has been paid to the anticipated high-end, ruggedized Apple Watch, presumably referred to as Apple Watch Professional. And there’s been discuss concerning the new Apple Watch Collection 8. However, till now, one Watch has been uncared for: the brand new Apple Watch SE.
That’s modified with the newest report, by Kalley Juang and Brian X. Chen at The New York Instances. This refers back to the prospect of a brand new Apple Watch designed to function a cellphone various, particularly for kids (although clearly anybody may use it).
The report says, “At an occasion on Wednesday, it’s set to launch a brand new model of the Apple Watch that’s cheaper than the Apple Watch SE, the 2 individuals stated. The mannequin will probably be launched alongside different new variations of the watch, together with a high-end wearable for severe athletes that can rival health trackers made by its competitor Garmin, they stated.”
That is attention-grabbing, and also you’ll be aware it doesn’t say that the Watch is a brand new Apple Watch SE or give it any identify.
So, may this be one other Watch that no person has predicted, a fourth new Look ahead to 2022 to take a seat alongside the Collection 8, SE and Professional fashions?
I don’t suppose so. Whereas Apple has been capable of preserve radio silence over its Watches higher than iPhones, it appears an excessive amount of. True, the unique Apple Watch SE arrived earlier than anybody anticipated when it was launched alongside Collection 6 in fall 2020 when pundits had predicted spring 2021. However, to be trustworthy, three new Watches is pushing the envelope and makrs the most important 12 months for Apple Watch but.
No, I believe that is the second-generation of Apple Watch SE and it tells us a number of issues. First, for the reason that new Watch goes to be “cheaper than the Apple Watch SE”, then the present SE will probably be retired tomorrow.
Second, Apple is pricing the brand new SE very aggressively, cheaper than the present mannequin. For the reason that Collection 3 is a shoo-in for retirement tomorrow as nicely, it appears to me that the brand new SE would be the entry-level Watch.
So, how a lot will it’s? Effectively, the present SE prices $279 and up whereas the Collection 3 is from $199.
My guess is the subsequent SE will probably be someplace in between, say $249. In that case, it’ll signify excellent worth, assuming it’s just like the primary SE however with a more moderen processor.
What’s not clear is whether or not the subsequent SE will appear to be Collection 4, 5 and 6 as the present mannequin does, or whether or not it’ll have the newer design of Collection 7, anticipated to be replicated on Collection 8.
Not lengthy now, till we discover out.