A while back I predicted an Apple Watch 6 PRO would hit the shelves in September 2020. We’ve still not had confirmation of the PRO but we have had the widely expected w/c 7th September date confirmed. Most companies differentiate their product offering to give a little ‘something extra’ as an excuse to charge a little ‘something extra’. The info leaked so far does NOT show a PRO model but it DOES support the continuation and possible expansion of the EDITION variant, essentially that’s a premium case model. Here we have what seems to be a leak of a ‘GOLD’ Edition variant of the Watch 6
— 有没有搞措 (@L0vetodream) August 18, 2020
Returning to the lower-price model it looks like we shall see an Apple Watch 6 SE (low cost) model. Part of the rationale for this is that ‘something’ is needed to keep the sub-$200 price tag alive as the Apple Watch 3 that’s currently at that price point can’t go on forever. This is BAD news for the competition, partly even bad news for watches like the Garmin Venu. An improved sub-$200 Apple Watch is awful news for the competition who are trying to compete in the middle ground and will only further help the super-cheap smartwatch makers competing at much lower price points than that and who already have the volume to support the low price points.
Here are the possible headline specs of the 2021 Apple Watch 6 SE which, if true, also suggest that the crown might still be with us on the entire Apple Watch 6 range.
Apple Watch SE
– Old design
– Replacement of Series 3
– S6 & W4 chip
– All 16GB
– Only Aluminium model
– Digital Crown with haptic feedback?
– Bluetooth 5.0
– international SOS calling (only cellular model)
– Coming next March
– Same prices as Series 3 pic.twitter.com/AV3IApxvnH
— Komiya (@komiya_kj) August 16, 2020
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