Apple announces the Apple Watch SE, its low-cost Apple Watch

Apple Watch Se Watchface
Apple Watch Se Watchface (Image credit: Apple)

Apple Announces Watch Se

Apple Announces Watch Se (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple has announced the Apple Watch SE.
  • It features a lot of the same tech as the Apple Watch Series 6 at a more affordable price.
  • It starts at $279 and preorders go live today.

After talking about the Apple Watch Series 6, Jeff Williams went ahead and announced Apple's low-cost Apple Watch, Apple Watch SE.

The Apple Watch SE uses the same display as the Apple Watch Series 6, a big upgrade from the older Series 3 screen. In addition, the new watch uses the S5 chip, originally launched in the Apple Watch Series 5, for two times faster performance than Series 3.

The Apple Watch SE will come in both GPS and Cellular configurations. It also will sport the same accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, and altimeter that the Apple Watch Series 6 will receive.

It will also feature fall detection to help bring peace of mind to even more people. It is also swim-proof, so feel free to jump in the pool with it.

Apple Watch Se Feature Overview

Source: AppleInsider (Image credit: Source: AppleInsider)

The Apple Watch SE will start at $279, with Apple Card financing as low as $12 per month. It is available for preorder today and releases on Friday.

For all of the details about the new Apple Watch SE, check out our full guide.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.