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The new Apple Watch and iPad are expected to be announced at an Apple special event scheduled for September 15, and it's rumored that a lower-priced version of the Apple Watch will also be introduced along with them. We've received further details about it.
Bloomberg recently reported that an Apple Watch Series 5 successor (i.e., Series 6), as well as a less expensive Series 3 successor, are in the pipeline, while Taiwan's DigiTimes also reported that there is another unannounced model in the works besides the Series 6.
The follow-up report was brought to us by Jon Prosser, who guessed the release date of the second-generation iPhone SE. According to his new tweet, the Series 3 successor will be similar in design to the Series 4. That means we can expect thinner bezels and a rounder overall appearance, and a wider screen size from 38mm/42mm to 40mm/44mm.
However, in order to keep costs down, it won't have an always-on display like the Series 5, and there's no ECG (electrocardiogram) function from the Series 4 onwards. It will also be powered by the M9 motion co-processor used in the iPhone 6s and the original iPhone SE.
The information that the new Apple Watch will be the same design as the Series 4, or Series 5 without ECG, was also implied by famous leaker L0vetodream. He also claimed that Series 3 will continue to be sold.
What will the new Apple Watches model name be? Prosser said the lower-end version will simply be the Apple Watch, and the Series 6 equivalent will be the Apple Watch Pro.
Last year, Apple discontinued the Series 4 at the same time as the Apple Watch Series 5 launch, and cut the price of the Series 3 to offer a higher-end and a lower-end version of the device. It's possible that the company could continue along that line and upgrade the lower-priced version to a "mostly Series 3 inside and Series 4 screen size," but if that happens, pricing will be a concern.
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