2019 Apple Watch Series 5: Early Rumors, Release Date, Price, Specs And Features
One of the highly anticipated devices set to come this year is the Apple Watch Series 5. So what are the rumors and expectations surrounding it? Well, let’s find out when is it coming, how much will it cost, and what are its rumored specs and features.
When Is It Coming?
Regarding its release, based on the release dates of the previous models, we can assume that the Apple Watch Series 5 will arrive on September 2019. Take a look of this list made by MacWorld regarding previous models’ release date:
- Apple Watch (Original) – Launched on April 2015
- Series 1 – 2016
- Series 2 – 2016
- Series 3 – 2017
- Series 4 – 2018
As you can see, 4 out of the 5 models were released on the month of September. But of course, there’s always that probability that there could be a delay or something which could change the schedule.
How Much Will It Cost?
There are no leaks or official talks about the price tag of the Apple Watch Series 5 so we can only look at the prices of the previous models. However, even with that, it’s still hard to determine to some extent what prices the 2019 version will be because there could be new features added or some factors that need to be considered. Take for example the 2017 and 2018 versions.
- Series 3
- GPS-only version starts at $329
- LTE version costs about $399
- Series 4
- GPS-only version starts at $399 (40mm)
- GPS-only version starts at $429 (44mm)
- LTE version starts at $499 (40mm)
- LTE version starts at $529 (44mm)
If we’re going to look at the prices alone, we can assume that the Apple Watch Series 5 will cost more than its predecessor. But there is a catch.
You see, if we are going to consider CEO Tim Cook’s 2019 open letter to the investors, he mentions that there has been a worldwide revenue decline especially in China. The devices he mentioned were the iPhone, Mac, and iPad. Although he didn’t mention the smartwatch, there are speculation/ expectations that perhaps Apple could take it easy on the prices and not increase too much for 2019. Will that expectation happen? Will it affect the Apple Watch Series 5? It’s hard to say.
Rumored Specs & Features
The Apple Watch Series 5 is expected to be packed with a bespoke S5 processor chip, giving it a speed boost compared to the previous generation. It will run on watchOS 6 and will feature 16GB storage.
There are also expectations that Apple could perhaps choose to increase the Watch’s screen sharpness, increase the performance of its battery life, and feature the long-awaited glucose sensor.
Are you looking forward to the Apple Watch Series 5? What are your thoughts about the rumors, speculations, and expectations about it? Tell us in the comment section below.