• Apple is working on an affordable Apple Watch model
  • A leaker claims that it will be announced alongside the more premium model on Tuesday, Sept. 15
  • The device will feature a familiar design and fewer features

A new leak sheds more light on Apple's rumored affordable Apple Watch model, unofficially referred to as “Apple Watch SE.”

Noted tipster Jon Prosser, known for his leaks regarding Apple devices, recently posted several tweets providing information about an alleged “Apple Watch SE,” or what's rumored to be the more affordable wearable that the Cupertino tech giant is working on.

Prosser's leak provides some interesting details about the device, as well as the potential naming scheme that Apple will use for the affordable model and more expensive one, expected to be called the Apple Watch Series 6. Here's what Prosser has revealed about the new device.

It will simply be called “Apple Watch”

Previous reports indicated that the cheaper wearable could be called “Apple Watch SE” in keeping with the company naming the cheaper iPhone “iPhone SE.” Prosser, however, claimed that the affordable smartwatch won't follow this pattern.

The leaker said the cheaper model will simply be called “Apple Watch,” while the more expensive models will be named “Apple Watch Pro,” similar to how the Cupertino tech giant names its iPhones. These may not be the “final marketing names,” Prosser said.

It will feature previous-gen details

The cheaper Apple Watch, which was previously reported to be a replacement to the aging Apple Watch Series 3, will feature the same design as the Series 4, Prosser said. It will run on an M9 chip and won't have the Series 4 and Series 5's bells and whistles such as an ECG and Always-On display.

A sample heart rate reading of the ECG app as shown on the Apple Watch. Apple

There will be four different models

According to Prosser, Apple will be selling four different models, which can be categorized according to size or connectivity options (GPS and Cellular).

  • Apple Watch with codename N140S: GPS-only, 40mm
  • Apple Watch with codename N140B: Cellular, 40mm
  • Apple Watch with codename N142S: GPS-only, 44mm
  • Apple Watch with codename N142B: GPS-only, 44mm

All of these details remain unconfirmed at the moment. But fans might not have to wait for long to see if these will indeed prove true. Prosser claimed all of these devices will be announced at the “Time Flies” Apple event on Tuesday, Sept. 15.

This claim is backed by previous reports which indicated that Cupertino can be expected to reveal new wearables during the event.