Apple Watch SE

The Apple Watch SE 1st Generation (Special Edition) is a smartwatch that was designed, manufactured, and currently sold by Apple since 2020 as part of the Apple Watch series. The Watch Special Edition has been introduced on September 15, 2020, released on September 18, 2020, and its price started at $279.

The new Watch comes in two sizes 40 mm and 44 mm and has been made in 3 colors: Silver, Space Gray, and Gold. The device features a 1.57-inch or 1.78-inch LTPO OLED Retina Displays with Force Touch covered by Ion-X glass, Dual-Core 64-bit Apple S5 processor, 1 GB of RAM, Apple W3 chip, 32 GB of flash memory, Taptic Engine, Digital Crown, NFC for Apple Pay, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, ambient light sensor, optical heart sensor, accelerometer, a gyroscope, barometric altimeter, magnetometer, water-resistance up to 50 meters, wireless charging, and additional Cellular model.

The Apple Watch SE includes a new Apple S5 processor (the same as in Apple Watch Series 5), a Sleep Monitoring app, and an Always-on altimeter. The Watch SE has received as well 2nd generation Optical Heart Rate Sensor. This SmartWatch doesn’t have the Always-on Display or ECG app and Blood Oxygen Sensor.

This Apple Watch has been discontinued on September 7, 2022, and replaced by Apple Watch SE 2nd Generation.

Today Apple Watch SE 1st Generation is 2 years old!

Apple Watch SE
Source: 9to5mac.com – Apple Watch SE

Apple Watch SE Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedSeptember 15, 2020
ReleasedSeptember 18, 2020
DiscontinuedSeptember 7, 2022
Model IdentifierWatch5,9 (40 mm GPS)
Watch5,10 (44 mm GPS)
Watch5,11 (40 mm GPS + Cellular)
Watch5,12 (44 mm GPS + Cellular)
Model NumberA2351 (40 mm GPS)
A2352 (44 mm GPS)
A2353 (40 mm GPS + Cellular)
A2355 (40 mm GPS + Cellular)
A2354 (44 mm GPS + Cellular)
A2356 (44 mm GPS + Cellular)
EMC3485 (40 mm GPS)
3486 (44 mm GPS)
3487 (40 mm GPS + Cellular)
3488 (44 mm GPS + Cellular)
Generation1st (Special Edition)
Order Number40 mm Aluminum GPS
MYDN2LL/A, MYDM2LL/A, MYDP2LL/A, MYDY2LL/A, MYDX2LL/A, MYE02LL/A

44 mm Aluminum GPS
MYDR2LL/A, MYDQ2LL/A, MYDT2LL/A, MYE22LL/A, MYE12LL/A, MYE32LL/A

40 mm Aluminum GPS + Cellular
MYEA2LL/A, MYEC2LL/A, MYE82LL/A, MYE92LL/A, MYED2LL/A, MYEE2LL/A, MYF32LL/A, MYF22LL/A, MYF42LL/A, MYEH2B/A, MYEJ2B/A, MYEF2B/A, MYEG2B/A, MYEK2B/A, MYEL2B/A, MYF62B/A, MYF52B/A, MYF72B/A

44 mm Aluminum GPS + Cellular
MYEP2LL/A, MYEQ2LL/A, MYEM2LL/A, MYEN2LL/A, MYER2LL/A, MYEU2LL/A, MYF92LL/A, MYF82LL/A, MYFA2LL/A, MYEX2B/A, MYEY2B/A, MYEV2B/A, MYEW2B/A, MYF02B/A, MYF12B/A, MYFD2B/A, MYFC2B/A, MYFE2B/A

40 mm Nike+ GPS
MYYF2LL/A, MYYD2LL/A, MYYM2LL/A, MYYL2LL/A

44 mm Nike+ GPS
MYYK2LL/A, MYYH2LL/A, MYYP2LL/A, MYYN2LL/A

40 mm Nike+ GPS + Cellular
MYYU2LL/A, MYYR2LL/A, MG0W3LL/A, MG0V3LL/A, MG013B/A, MYYW2B/A, MG103B/A, MG0X3B/A

44 mm Nike+ GPS + Cellular
MG063LL/A, MG043LL/A, MG0H3LL/A, MG0G3LL/A, MG0A3B/A, MG083B/A, MG0U3B/A, MG0Q3B/A
Original Price$279 (40 mm Aluminium GPS)
$329 (40 mm Aluminium GPS + Cellular)
$309 (44 mm Aluminium GPS)
$359 (44 mm Aluminium GPS + Cellular)
ColorsSilver
Space Black
Gold
CaseAluminum
Weight1.07 – 1.08 oz. – 30.5 – 30.6 Grams (40 mm)

1.27 – 1.28 oz. – 36.2 – 36.3 Grams (44 mm)
Dimensions1.57” H x 1.34” W x 0.41″ D (40 mm)
40 mm H x 34 mm W x 10.4 mm D (40 mm)

1.73” H x 1.5” W x 0.41″ D (44 mm)
44 mm H x 38 mm W x 10.4 mm D (44 mm)
SuccessorApple Watch SE 2nd Generation

Tech Specs

Processor

ProcessorApple S5
Apple W3
Processor SpeedUnknown
Architecture64-bit
Number of Cores2
Memory1 GB DRAM

Storage

Storage32 GB

Display

Display MaterialsIon-X glass
Display1.57″ LTPO OLED Retina Display (40 mm)
1.78″ LTPO OLED Retina Display (44 mm)
Display Size759 mm2 (40 mm)
977 mm2 (44 mm)
Resolutions324 x 394 (40 mm)
368 x 448 (44 mm)
Brightness1000 cd/m2
Pixel Density326 ppi

Input

Input MethodDigital Crown
Multi-Touch
Force Touch
Digital Touch
Side Button

Sensors

SensorsAmbient light sensor
Optical Heart sensor
Accelerometer
Barometric altimeter
Magnetometer
Gyroscope
Tactile FeedbackTaptic Engine

Connections

Wi-Fi802.11b/g/n 2.4 GHz
Networks*LTE and UMTS
SIM Slot*None – Built-in Apple SIM (eSIM)
NFCNFC for Apple Pay
FeliCa
LocationGPS/GNSS
Compass
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0
Audio In1 – Microphone
Audio Out1 – Speaker
*GPS + Cellular version only

Software

Original OSwatchOS 7.0
Maximum OSThe latest release of watchOS
System RequirementsiPhone 6s / iPhone 6s Plus or later
iOS 14 or later
Intelligent AssistantSiri

Power

BatteryBuilt-in rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Battery CapacityUnknown
Battery LifeUp to 18 hours
PowerApple 5 W or 12 W Power adapter (Not included)

References:
Apple Support – Apple Watch SE: Technical Specifications

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