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Apple Watch SE 3 not expected until 2024

A new rumor suggests that Apple’s budget smartwatch won’t reach its third generation, Apple Watch SE 3, until next year, sticking to its current upgrade cycle.

Multiple Apple Watch SEs in a circle in different colours showing different wallpapers and widgets on their faces.

The Apple Watch SE 3 is not expected to launch this year, according to a new rumor. While the Apple Watch Ultra 2 release date is likely right around the corner, its budget cousin is probably over a year away from an upgrade.

This is all according to Mark Gurman for Bloomberg, a highly reliable source for information on Apple’s future plans. He says it so matter-of-factly that it feels weird calling it a rumor: “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.”

He does reiterate what we’re expecting from the Apple Watch lineup in 2023. There should be a new, lighter Apple Watch Ultra at the top-end, while the Apple Watch Series 9 is expected to bring minor upgrades, besides the new S9 chip.

While reliable, we always recommend taking rumors with a pinch of salt. You can check out the Apple Watch SE below to see if you fancy picking one up.

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