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On Wednesday, in what is looking increasingly like a high-profile event, Apple will unveil an updated Apple Watch SE alongside an Apple Watch Pro and Apple Watch Series 8.
The biggest change expected for the new Apple Watch SE is the switch to Apples S8 processor, from the original Apple Watch SE S5. It’s unclear if there are any new sensors or any other features the Apple Watch has adopted since the 2020 release of the Apple Watch SE.
Pricing is also unclear. The Apple Watch SE currently sells for as little as $279 for the 40mm model and $309 for the 44mm. Every Apple Watch SE model has gone on sale in recent months for as little as $209.
The event is expected to showcase not just the iPhone 14 family, but also the Apple Watch Series 8 – along with a corresponding, larger Apple Watch Pro.
Inside the standard and Pro Apple Watch models, Apple is expected to launch body temperature measurements for the first time. Although an S8 chip update is planned, it is also believed that the chip update will not be much faster than the current generation S7.
Expected to be more robust than usual, the Pro model will be more suitable for use in sports and fitness, with a more durable case, possibly in titanium. Durability should come at a premium, with one report claiming the Pro model could start from around $900.
The Apple Watch SE update rumor came out of Mark Gurman’s “Power On” newsletter, published on Sunday morning. It also predicted new AirPods Pro for the event and detailed Apple’s three augmented reality and virtual reality headset initiatives.