The first Apple Watch SE 2 feature rumour has surfaced, and the sources of leaker LeaksApplePro have provided a detailed description of Apple’s reportedly future entry-level smartwatch (writing for iDropNews).
The Apple Watch SE 2 is expected to be a major update over the current model, which was released in September 2020. With enough features, the Apple Watch 8 may lose some of its appeal.
Apple’s SE 2 is said to be based on the S7 CPU and battery from the Apple Watch 7 and may even include the same quick charging technology. New features including an ECG reader, better speakers, and an always-on display are also expected to be included in the SE 2, which is a good thing for prospective customers, according to rumours.
The Watch SE 2 will not have the capacity to detect blood oxygen levels, according to LAP. There is also a lack of change in design, which implies the watch will have a smaller screen than the Apple Watch 7.
As with past Apple Watches, users will be able to choose between 40mm and 44mm sizes, however they may only be able to obtain aluminium frames instead of titanium or stainless steel. It’s possible that the next Apple Watch will come in silver, space grey, and gold, like the current model.
The last tidbit we’ll provide from this rumour is that the Watch SE 2’s pricing might rise to $299 from its current $279 price tag. However, it would still be $100 less expensive than a premium Apple Watch, making it one of our top smartwatches if it can match the popularity of the first Watch SE.
According to current speculations and assumptions, the Apple Watch 8 and the SE 2 are almost identical in terms of features and specifications, with the exception of the possibility that the Apple Watch 8 will include a body temperature sensor (or not, depending on who you trust). In spite of how amazing the Series 8 watch is, it may be difficult to justify the additional cost considering how many of its features the SE 2 might already have.
The Apple Watch SE 2 and Apple Watch 8, as well as the Rugged Apple Watch, are all expected to be shown at Apple’s autumn product unveiling event this year. Rumors concerning Apple’s new watchOS 9 software are presently few, but we may expect to learn more at June’s WWDC 2022 event.