The Apple Watch SE launch could be pushed back to 2021 after mixed rumors about the cheaper smartwatch surfaced over the weekend.
September 15 will mark the start of Apple’s month or two-long releases of new devices. In the first week, Apple is expected to give details about the Apple Watch and the new iPads. The latter will allegedly be the iPad Air, but there are rumors that another iPad could come it. It could be the basic model of the iPad or the iPad Pro.
Some weeks after September 15, Apple is expected to release the newest lineup of the iPhone. Unfortunately, the phones will not be simultaneously launched in one event. The base model iPhones could be launched earlier than the Pro models.
The same could be happening with the Apple Watches. Rumors indicate that Apple will release two new Apple Watches on September 15. Next year, they’ll follow it up with an even cheaper version of the wearable.
Apple Watch SE launch could be pushed back next year
Late last month, the rumor mill about the Apple Watch was extremely busy. Fans were taken aback when they found out that a cheaper model of the Apple Watch could be released. It was informally called the Apple Watch SE. However, a recent rumor seems to refute that idea.
Instead of releasing the Apple Watch SE, Apple could be completely remodeling the Apple Watch lineup. As such, the September 15 event could launch the basic Apple Watch and the Apple Watch Pro. David Phelan of Forbes suggests that the latest Series 6 and the cheaper Apple Watch may see the light of day this week.
His assumption comes from the rumor of L0vetodream, who suggested that there will be an “S5 without ECG.” He also took into account the shared information of Jon Prosser, who said that a cheaper Apple Watch is arriving. Phelan also put in the mix the latest info from Komiya saying that “S3 will continue to be sold.”
Three Apple Watches for the future
Apple has tough competitors in the smartwatch industry. They have to fend off the likes of Samsung’s Active Watch and Fitbit’s Versa smartwatches. There are many other brands that eat off of Apple’s share of the pie.
These competitors’ products also come in at a cheaper price compared to Apple’s offering. As such, the three-model lineup from the Cupertino-based company could be its way to fend off competition. If it successfully pulls off the strategy, Apple will instantly have an offering from the low, mid, and high-end market.
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