Apple launches Apple Watch SE with an S5 processor at $279

Apple has announced a new low-cost Apple Watch SE at the “Time Flies” event today. It has the same design as the Apple Watch Series 6 but features updated internals at $279. You can preorder the Apple Watch SE today and it will be available this Friday.

As opposed to the Apple Watch Series 6, the Apple Watch SE features a last-gen S5 processor that also powers the Apple Watch Series 5. However, Apple says the S5 processor in the Apple Watch SE is 2x faster than the one in Series 3. The Apple Watch SE is available in both GPS and Cellular versions but you’ll have to pay $50 more for the latter.

As compared to the Series 6, the Apple Watch SE does not support both blood oxygen tracking and ECG. But it does detect fall detection. Plus, it also doesn’t have an Always-on Display, 5GHz WiFi, and Apple’s U1 chip that’s present in the Series 6.

Although, the Apple Watch SE is meant to be for people on a budget and features pro-like specifications. Initial rumors pointing towards the Apple Watch SE suggested it would have a design similar to the Apple Watch Series 3. However, it’s quite interesting to know that Apple’s offering an updated design.

The Apple Watch SE is supposed to be an update to the Apple Watch Series 3 and will be sold at a price point of $279, which is surprisingly cheap. Also surprisingly, Apple is continuing the Apple Watch Series 3 as well alongside the new Apple Watches that the company launched today.

Apple, with its low-cost products, is slowly creating its space in the budget market successfully.

The Apple Watch SE also won’t come with a USB Power adapter.

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