It’s quite the day for Apple Watch leaks: following some news on the development of the Apple Watch 8, we also have details on what we could expect regarding the Apple Watch SE 2 more affordable.
This all comes from iDropNews and its sources, and it’s really the first major information leak we’ve seen around this wearable. So far, we haven’t heard many rumors about the successor to the Apple Watch SE launched in 2020.
It looks like the Apple Watch SE 2 will get the same S7 chip found in the Apple Watch 7. The current model is powered by the S5 we saw in the Apple Watch 5, so we’re talking a significant boost speed. time around.
Additionally, always-on display technology is coming to the Apple Watch SE 2 this year, according to iDropNews. The internal speakers are apparently upgraded as well, and the watch is said to get ECG recording functionality (available on Apple Watch 4 and later).
Design and pricing
As for the design, that apparently doesn’t change at all – the now standard 40mm and 44mm size options will remain, as will just about everything else regarding smartwatch aesthetics. That’s hardly a surprise at this point, and the only material the smartwatch will be available in will be aluminum.
Coming to the most important pricing details, according to the sources speaking to iDropnews, the watch will get a $20 price hike in the US and start at $299. At the moment, you can pick up the current model for $279 / £249 / AU$429 and up.
It’s apparently due to inflation, but the whole point of the Apple Watch SE range is to offer an affordable alternative to the flagship model. Apple is going to want to make sure the price stays as low as possible for the next model.
Other leaked details: The Apple Watch SE 2 will apparently have the same battery life as its predecessor, around 18 hours between charges. It may have the same fast charging technology as the Apple Watch 7, but it doesn’t look like it will have a blood oxygen sensor. We should see the new smartwatch around September with the Apple Watch 8.