Bloomberg didn’t provide specifics of the new watch, instead says it will go after Fitbit. The watch would be a lower-end option for users, much like the iPhone SE, would take some flagship features, some internal changes, and deductions, with a lower price point. Leaker @l0vetodream also reported last week that the new watch would not feature an ECG, likely as a means to lower the price.
Today leaker Jon Prosser provided more information on what these new watches will hold. Firstly, Jon says that the new watches will be unveiled at next week’s event, aligning with Bloomberg’s reporting that the event will be Apple Watch and iPad focused. According to Jon, Apple is listing the models as “Apple Watch” and “Apple Watch Pro” within its system While the “Pro” naming seems odd for an affordable watch model, the standard “Apple Watch” name falls well into the lineup as Apple currently sells an “iPad” model as the base model in its iPad lineup.
Jon lists a total of 4 different codenames for a 40mm and 42mm each coming in GPS and cellular variants. Jon who reported an Apple Watch and iPad launch this week says that the new Watch will feature a Series 4 design, no ECG, will not have an always-on display, and will feature an M9 chip.