​Apple Watch SE 2 possible specs leak – with ECG tipped

We could see two Apple Watches launch in September
​Apple Watch SE 2 rumors
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It looks as if an Apple Watch SE 2 will land in 2022, with new features and an overhauled spec sheet.

The original Apple Watch SE was launched in September 2020, but was overlooked during the 2021 refresh, when the Apple Watch Series 7 was unveiled.

But a new leak published by iDropNews, via leaker LeaksApplePro, could shine a light on Apple’s plans for its wallet-friendly smartwatch – and the new features that may be added.

Of course, all of this is speculation, and we’re unlikely to know anything until September 2022. That’s when the Apple Watch Series 8 is excepted to land, with a body temperature sensor on board.

According to the report, the Apple Watch SE 2022 will retain the same case design and 40mm/44mm sizes, which now looks to be the biggest differentiator with the Series 7/8. Apple’s flagship smartwatch increased in size with the launch of the Series 7, to house an improved, bezel-less display.

The rumor also points to the addition of an always-on display for the SE 2022, which was omitted from the original.

Surprisingly, ECG also seems like it could head to the Apple Watch SE 2, which is another feature from Apple’s flagship moving over to the more affordable model.

The new SE is also reported to get the S7 chip from the Series 7. That’s an upgrade on the current SE's silicone.

But while features and specs are getting an upgrade, so is the price. The leak alleges a $20 price increase, to $299. Given that it seems the $199 Series 3 could be at the end of its life, narrowing the price gap between the SE and Series 8 seems counter-intuitive.

That’s unless the Series 8 also increases in price, or something fills the budget slot vacated by the current Series 3.

Watch this space.