On Tuesday, September 15, Apple will unveil a lot of new devices, including the Apple Watch 6 smartwatch. But this is an expensive flagship model, and with it, a cheaper model, the Apple Watch SE, will debut. Similar to the cheap iPhone SE. Interestingly, Apple hardware developers call these models Watch Pro and Watch respectively. So it’s not a fact that the new product will debut under the Watch SE designation. But for convenience, we will use it.
Apple Watch SE is about to launch with an old design and no ECG support
The release of a cheap Apple Watch was mentioned in a Bloomberg report two weeks ago, and now the characteristics of the Watch SE have been published by the well-known insider Jon Prosser, who has his sources at Apple. According to him, Apple Watch SE will be presented in two standard sizes. 40 and 44 mm, and each will have two options: with GPS and with LTE.
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) September 11, 2020
Cost reduction can be achieved in various ways. For example, removing features that involve expensive hardware or relying on designs from previous models. We have already seen both with the example of the iPhone SE, and the same is true of the Apple Watch SE. The watch will inherit the design of the Apple Watch 4, will not receive the Always On Display and the ECG recording function. The hardware basis of the device will be the M9 chip.
Apple has already started the mass production of the iPhone 12
There are a few days left before the Apple presentation, and the company is preparing for it. According to the new information, Apple is already ready for mass production of the iPhone 12 series, and the company also plans to launch the iPhone 12 on sale in late September or early October.
Apple hopes to have up to 80 million 5G iPhones from all its factories by the end of the year, according to the new data. The rest should be produced in early 2021. According to rumors, of the projected 80 million, 40% will be the iPhone 12 Max.
According to the head of the supply chain, Apple has managed to reduce delays from several months to several weeks. The final assembly of some iPhone 12 models will take place in early October.
Supply sources also report that Apple has already begun mass production of AirTags, long-announced Bluetooth trackers that should help you avoid losing any important items.
In addition, Apple has increased production of future iPads, with up to 27 million units reportedly slated to ship between September and December. It’s also interesting that according to some rumors, Apple is not planning a new version of the iPhone SE in 2021.