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Apple Watch SE: What to expect from Apple's affordable smartwatch

Along with the Watch Series 6, Apple is also expected to launch an affordable Watch on September 15.

Apple Watch.
Apple Watch. (Apple)

Apple is scheduled to host its ‘Time Flies’ event on September 15. Apple usually launches its new iPhones in September but this event is said to be reserved for other products. Apple is expected to launch the next-gen Watch and an iPad as well. Another interesting speculation is that Apple will also launch an affordable Watch that will be an upgrade over the Watch Series 3.

This rumoured Apple Watch could be called “Apple Watch SE” or simply “Apple Watch”. Bloomberg earlier this month reported on Apple’s upcoming launches. Among these, the report stated that a successor to the Apple Watch Series 5 and a “replacement” for the Series 3 are in the works. Tipster Jon Prosser also tweeted about the two Apple Watch models that will most likely launch on September 15.

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According to the Bloomberg report, the affordable Apple Watch will compete with smartwatches offered by Fitbit. The Watch Series 6 will undoubtedly be the more expensive and flagship offering from Apple. In terms of specs, the affordable Apple Watch will be available in two variants of 40mm and 44mm. It will feature a design similar to the Watch Series 4, and it will be powered by the M9 chip.

This Apple Watch will miss out on some of the premium features like an always-on display, and ECG. It’s not surprising considering the fact that this will be an affordable Apple Watch. The Apple Watch Series 3 continues to be one of Apple’s most popular smartwatches. It even ranked second among smartwatch sales globally in H1 2020. It’s interesting to see what else the new and affordable Apple Watch has to offer.