In success, Apple One will be the smartest move Cook has made in his tenure atop Apple to address the company's biggest challenge: shifting its focus away from iPhone reliance to grow its Services business.
As for the pricing, the Apple Watch Series 6 will retail for $399 for the 40mm model while the cellular models start at $499. Though seasoned smartwatch owners or those who require deeper insights into their health metrics still may be drawn to the more expensive, top-of-the-range Apple Watch, the SE may do a fine job of serving the majority of people looking for an attractive and capable smartwatch.
Apple Watch Series 6 has a blood oxygen sensor, which uses red and infrared light and algorithms to read the color of your blood, which shows oxygen. The Series 6's always-on display is 2.5 times brighter than the one on its predecessor and there's now support for 5GHz WiFi networks.
Apple says a blood oxygen measurement can be recorded in just 15 seconds, done with an updated sensor on the rear of the Apple Watch.
Apple also noted Family Setup may make sense for "older adults" - meaning aging relatives who, due to medical conditions perhaps, may need a bit more active monitoring. It comes with a six-core CPU and quad-core GPU, but oddly enough Apple chose to compare its performance numbers to the A12 rather than last year's A13, quoting 40% CPU improvement and 30% boost in graphics. The always-on display premiered on Series 5, and in our review, we noted that it felt more like a traditional timepiece than ever before.
The Watch SE could also benefit Apple by allowing it to hold on to its position as market leader in global sales of wearables. There's also USB-C and WiFi 6 support. It's also now possible to access notifications, Control Center, change watch faces, or tap on complications without fully waking the screen. With this feature, an iPhone is no longer required for each functioning Apple Watch. Like the affordable iPhone, the Apple Watch SE combines the best of Series 6 with affordability. Sporting some cool specs and new features, Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch 6 are now ready for us, so let's check out what they have to offer. You can order both today and availability starts this Friday, September 18.
Apple One - With many different services available, it was only a matter of time for Apple to bundle them together.
Apple Watch SE will start at $279, and Series 3 is staying at $199. For $9.99 per month (or $79.99 per year), Apple users can tap into classes (Cycling, Treadmill, Rowing, HIIT, Strength, Yoga, Dance, Core, and Mindful Cooldown) on their Apple devices.