Apple Watch Models
Apple Watch Models

The Apple Watch has changed the way we use technology in our daily lives. Each new version has brought something special. Let’s look at how the Apple Watch has evolved over the years and what each version has added.

List Of Every Apple Watch Generation

GenerationReleasedModel(s)Key FeaturesDiscontinued?
Apple Watch (Original)April 24, 2015Apple WatchOriginal design, Force Touch display, Taptic EngineYes
Apple Watch Series 1September 7, 2016Apple Watch Series 1Faster processor, GPSYes
Apple Watch Series 2September 16, 2016Apple Watch Series 2Water resistance, built-in GPS, Apple PayYes
Apple Watch Series 3September 22, 2017Apple Watch Series 3Cellular connectivity option, altimeter, improved performanceYes
Apple Watch Series 4September 12, 2018Apple Watch Series 4Larger display, ECG app, fall detectionYes
Apple Watch Series 5September 20, 2019Apple Watch Series 5Always-on display, compassYes
Apple Watch Series 6September 18, 2020Apple Watch Series 6Blood oxygen sensor, faster processor, brighter displayYes
Apple Watch SE (1st generation)September 18, 2020Apple Watch SEAffordable option with essential featuresYes
Apple Watch Series 7October 8, 2021Apple Watch Series 7Larger, crack-resistant display, faster chargingYes
Apple Watch Series 8September 7, 2022Apple Watch Series 8Temperature sensor, crash detection, new case materialsNo
Apple Watch SE (2nd generation)September 7, 2022Apple Watch SE (2nd generation)Faster processor, crash detection, improved battery lifeNo
Apple Watch UltraSeptember 7, 2022Apple Watch UltraRugged design, longer battery life, advanced fitness featuresNo
Apple Watch Series 9September 22, 2023Apple Watch Series 9Advanced sleep tracking, blood pressure monitoring, skin temperature appNo
Apple Watch Ultra 2September 22, 2023Apple Watch Ultra 2Cellular connectivity option for cellular models, dual-frequency GPS, dive appNo

Note: There are rumors that the Apple Watch 10 will launch in 2024 and the Ultra 3 will launch in 2025, but Apple has not confirmed those yet.

Key Takeaways

  • First Generation to Series 3: Introduction of fundamental features and gradual improvements in performance and capabilities.
  • Series 4 to Series 6: Significant leaps in health monitoring, including ECG and blood oxygen level detection.
  • Apple Watch SE: A budget-friendly option with essential features.
  • Series 7 and Beyond: Enhanced durability, larger display, and advanced health features.
  • Apple Watch Ultra: A robust model designed for extreme conditions and sports enthusiasts.

The Dawn: Apple Watch (1st Generation) to Series 3

Apple Watch (1st Generation)

  • CPU: S7002 “Apple S1”
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Storage: 8 GB
  • Battery: 205mAh (38mm), 246mAh (42mm)

Apple Watch Series 1

  • CPU: T8002 “Apple S1P”
  • Battery: Same as 1st Generation

Apple Watch Series 2

  • CPU: T8002 “Apple S2”
  • Battery: 273mAh (38mm), 334mAh (42mm)

Apple Watch Series 3

  • CPU: T8004 “Apple S3”
  • RAM: 768 MB
  • Storage: 8 GB (GPS), 16 GB (GPS + Cellular)
  • Battery: 262mAh (38mm GPS), 279mAh (38mm GPS + Cellular)
black apple watch with black sport band

The Leap: Series 4 to Series 6

Apple Watch Series 4

  • CPU: T8006 “Apple S4”
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Storage: 16 GB
  • Battery: 224.9mAh (40mm), 291.8mAh (44mm)

Apple Watch Series 5

  • CPU: T8006 “Apple S5”
  • Storage: 32 GB
  • Battery: 245mAh (40mm), 296mAh (44mm)

Apple Watch Series 6

  • CPU: T8301 “Apple S6”
  • Battery: 265.9mAh (40mm), 303.8mAh (44mm)
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The Budget-Friendly Option: Apple Watch SE

Apple Watch SE (1st Generation)

  • CPU: T8006 “Apple S5”
  • Storage: 32 GB
  • Battery: 245mAh (40mm), 296mAh (44mm)

Apple Watch SE (2nd Generation)

  • CPU: S8 SiP with 64-bit dual-core processor
  • Storage: 32 GB
  • Battery: 245mAh (40mm), 296mAh (44mm)

The Modern Era: Series 7 and Beyond

Apple Watch Series 7

  • CPU: T8301 “Apple S7” (Same as S6)
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Battery: 2.84mAh (41mm), 309mAh (45mm)

Apple Watch Series 8

  • CPU: S8 “Apple S8”
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Battery: Unspecified

Apple Watch Ultra

  • CPU: S8 “Apple S8”
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Battery: 542mAh (49mm)

The Latest Innovations: Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2

The Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2, announced in September 2023, feature the new S9 SiP and a 4-core Neural Engine. These models boast brighter screens, improved Ultra Wideband capability, and more storage. The standout feature is the Double Tap gesture, allowing users to interact with the watch without touching the screen.

Apple Watch Ultra 2
Apple Watch Ultra 2

Apple Watch Series 9

  • Release Date: September 22, 2023
  • Price: Starting at $399
  • Features: On-device Siri, Double Tap gesture, brighter screen

Apple Watch Ultra 2

  • Release Date: September 22, 2023
  • Price: Starting at $799
  • Features: Enhanced durability, brighter screen, on-device Siri

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