A prolific leaker has shared the code names and alleged details of a new affordable Apple Watch model that may arrive at Apple’s “Time Flies” event on September 15th.
Jon Prosser may have given the wrong start date for the upcoming Apple Watch Series 6, but that doesn’t stop him from posting more details ahead of the upcoming Apple event. According to a tweet, two models of the Apple Watch will hit the market – this inexpensive Apple Watch and an “Apple Watch Pro”.
Here’s what he shared about the Apple Watch’s budget:
Apple Watch “SE?”; (cheaper Apple Watch.)
Code name: N140S
Code name: N140B
Code name: N142S
Code name: N142B
– Series 4 design
– No permanently visible display
– No EKG
– M9 chip
Coming on September 15th “Time Flies” event.
– Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) September 11, 2020
He noticed after the first tweet that the 42mm model is actually a 44mm model. Another follow-up tweet described the internal naming of the devices as “Apple Watch” and “Apple Watch Pro”, which may be placeholders and not final marketing names.
For months, rumors have been circulating about a cheaper Apple Watch, according to which a new plastic material would be used to reduce costs. The lack of an always-on display and advanced health features such as EKG could further reduce costs.
Software leaks suggest an impending “Kid Mode” that would transform the Apple Watch experience for kids. Parents could buy the affordable Apple Watch, set it up as a child device on the parent iPhone, and give the child the device with the restrictions in place. Such a feature would eliminate the need for an additional iPhone to pair the watch.
Apple will showcase new products at the event on September 15th. According to rumors, it is the new “Apple Watch Series 6” and “iPad Air 4”. Most publications indicate that Apple will not announce the “iPhone 12” at the event, as the company has already stated that the iPhone launch will be delayed this year.