Why Apple’s budget smart Watch SE is a great idea
Apple might be about to unveil a wallet-friendly version of the Apple Watch, dubbed the Watch SE.
The new Watch would follow the same trend as the iPhone SE, that is make use of older parts and designs but with the same software and smarts under the hood.
The cheaper model would replace the Series 3 watch (that is a tad chunkier than Series 4) ahead of the launch of its new watch, Series 6.
Like the iPhone SE, the new watch would still make use of Apple’s upgraded hardware. It will make use of many of the same internal features as Apple’s soon-to-be-launched Series 6.
It is expected the budget Apple Watch would come with 16GB of storage, Bluetooth 5.0 as well as a cellular version. It is expected to be available in both small and large designs.
In our book, the Apple Watch remains the gold standard of smartwatches, so a lower-cost model is a fantastic idea. It will get many people who are still sitting on the smartwatch fence more inclined to pick one up.
And considering the updates to Apple Watch OS – including proper sleep tracking, built-in fitness classes and a COVID hand-washing countdown timer – it’s only getting better every year.
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