Apple’s special event next week will likely focus primarily on announcements about the iPad and Apple Watch. Ahead of Tuesday’s event, a couple of leaks on Twitter claim to have new details about Apple’s rumored low-end replacement for the Apple Watch Series 3.
Bloomberg reported last week that Apple was planning a new lower Apple Watch to replace the aging Series 3 in the series. Apple Watch Series 3 is powered by Apple’s S3 processor and has a 38mm / 42mm design, compared to the 40mm / 44mm design of Series 4 and Series 5.
According to Jon Prosser, the upgraded version of the Series 3 will be similar to the Design 4 Series, which Apple stopped selling when it introduced the Series 5 last year. This means that we can expect the screen sizes to increase to 40 mm and 44 mm, thanks to slimmer frames and a more rounded design.
However, in an effort to keep costs down, the new Apple Watch will miss out on ECG functionality, as well as the always-on screen that we currently get exclusively on the Apple Watch Series 5. Prosser also says that the entry-Level Apple Watch has Apple M9 motion processor.
The Series 4 / Series 5 design and lack of ECG for the Apple Watch Series 3 replacement were first (cryptically) reported on Twitter by the trusted source @ L0vetodream earlier this week, which also claims that Apple will continue to sell the Apple Watch Series. 3.
Currently, Prosser says that this new Apple Watch is listed as Apple Watch, while “Series 6”
Apple is selling the Apple Watch Series 3 today for $ 199 with GPS or $ 299 for GPS and Cellular. The lower price point makes the Series 3 an attractive option for many customers, but it is unclear what kind of prices Apple has in store for the upgraded Series 3 which is supposed to come next week.
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