Apple Watch SE 3 set to release in 2024, says new report
You’ll have to wait another year for a cheaper Apple Watch.
As usual, Apple is going to refresh its Apple Watch line in the coming annual iPhone event, slated for September. However, there will be no Apple Watch SE 3 this year.
Fans of the budget-friendly Apple Watch SE will have to wait a year. As the latest report suggests, Apple will only refresh its regular Apple Watch and Ultra models this year, leaving the Apple Watch SE 3 for 2024.
However, we don’t know what it means for the Apple Watch SE 2 price, as it is currently hanging around the $249 price point. Hopefully, it will get a price cut.
No affordable Apple Watch SE 3 in 2023
According to the weekly Power On newsletter by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, “there isn’t a new Apple Watch SE coming this year, which makes sense as that model is on a two-year upgrade cycle and was refreshed in 2022.”
If the new report is accurate (as Gurman’s often are) Apple would only announce the Apple Watch Ultra 2 and the Apple Watch Series 9 in the September event, meaning the Apple Watch SE would get a two-year refresh cycle, as it was last updated in September 2022.
The Apple Watch SE is the most affordable smartwatch in Apple’s arsenal. But the lower price tag comes from cost-cutting by eliminating advanced features, like the always-on display and ECG.
And in terms of design, it looks like a cheaper Apple Watch Series 8 with thicker bezels. However, it will ship with watchOS 10 when it launches.
So, we just have to wait till 2024 to see what Apple does with the Apple Watch SE line. Hopefully, Apple will add new features and make the bezels slimmer. Otherwise, it may look even more dated compared to its high-end counterparts.
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