Apple’s special event next week will likely focus mostly on iPad and Apple Watch announcements. Ahead of Tuesday’s event, two leaks on Twitter claim to have new details on Apple’s alleged low-end replacement for the Apple Watch Series 3.
Bloomberg reported last week that Apple was planning a new lower-priced Apple Watch to replace the aging Series 3 in its lineup. The Apple Watch Series 3 is powered by Apple’s S3 processor and features a 38mm / 42mm design compared to the 40mm / 44mm design of the Series 4 and 5.
According to Jon Prosser, the updated Series 3 version will be similar in design to the Series 4, which Apple stopped selling after introducing the Series 5 last year. This means that thanks to slimmer bezels and a rounded design, we can expect the display sizes to increase to 40mm and 44mm.
In order to keep costs down, the new Apple Watch in the lower price range will, however, miss the EKG functionality as well as the constantly active display that we are currently getting exclusively for the Apple Watch Series 5. Prosser also says that the level-level entry The Apple Watch will be equipped with Apple̵
The Series 4 / Series 5 design and the lack of an EKG to replace the Apple Watch Series 3 were first reported (cryptically) earlier this week by the trusted source @ L0vetodream on Twitter, who also claims Apple is continuing to use the Apple Watch Series will sell 3.
Currently, Prosser says this new Apple Watch is listed as the Apple Watch while the “Series 6” is listed as the Apple Watch Pro. Marketing names for new Apple products are hard to predict, and Prosser admits he’s not sure if these will be the final marketing names for this year’s lineup.
Apple is selling the Apple Watch Series 3 today for $ 199 with GPS or $ 299 for GPS and Cellular. The lower price tag makes the Series 3 an attractive option for many customers, but it’s unclear what prices Apple has in store for the updated Series 3, which is said to be available next week.
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