Apple Watch Nike SE (Generation 1, GPS+Cellular, 44mm, 2020) with Anthracite/Black Nike Sport Band (Spring 2017)

The original Apple Watch SE was released on September 15, 2020, and was described as “The ultimate combination of design, function, and value.” The Apple Watch SE was released with the Apple Watch 6 as an entry-level model. At the event, Apple COO Jeff Williams said, “Apple Watch SE combines elements of the Series 6 design with the most essential features of Apple Watch, all at a more affordable price.”

This version of the Apple Watch SE is an Apple Watch Nike version. The non-Nike version was available in silver, space gray, and gold aluminum, while the Nike version was available only in silver and space gray aluminum. This example is space gray aluminum and shipped with the Anthracite/Black Nike Sport Band.

Apple noted in the press release:

“Apple Watch SE features the same accelerometer, gyroscope, and always-on altimeter as Apple Watch Series 6, and with the latest motion sensors and microphone, it offers robust health and safety capabilities including fall detection, Emergency SOS, international emergency calling, and the Noise app.”

The Apple Watch SE used the S5 System in Package (SiP) and dual-core processor. Like all Apple Watch models, it used a Digital Crown with haptic feedback.

This 44mm Apple Watch SE had a 368 x 448 pixel display with an area of 977 square mm. It used a Retina LTPO OLED display with 1000 nits brightness.

Its wireless connectivity included LTE and UMTS5 (GPS+Cellular model), Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz), and Bluetooth 5.0.

The dimensions of the 44mm watch were 44mm high, 38mm wide, and 10.7mm deep. This 44mm GPS+Cellular model weighed 36.36g.

This Apple Watch Nike SE shipped with watchOS 7.

Sources: Apple (specs, Newsroom)

Macintosh SE (1987)

The Macintosh SE is similar to the original Macintosh models that came before it with a new front case design and the addition of either a second 3.5-inch floppy drive or Apple’s first offering of an internal hard drive. The floppy disk drive (or drives) read 800 k disks and the hard drive was available in 20 MB or 40 MB options. The internal RAM available was 1 MB or 2MB. Like the original Macintosh, the Macintosh SE had a 9-inch black and white (monochrome) display made by Sony.

This particular Macintosh SE originally shipped with two 800k floppy drives, but was later upgraded with a hard drive. To accomplish the upgrade, the upper floppy drive was removed and replaced with a Maxtor-brand hard drive.

Also like the original Macintosh, the signatures of the team that developed the original Macintosh were engraved inside the back case. New vents were added to the back of the Macintosh SE, but the signatures were not moved to reflect the placement. Thus, some signatures have been partially obscured. The signature of “Steven Jobs” is visible near the center.

This Macintosh SE was purchased from a family in the town where I live and it exhibited a curious rattle when I picked it up. During the restoration process, I opened the case and found several items inside, likely inserted through the slot left from the removed floppy drive. The rogue items included a comb, a custom metal printing plate, about 20 flash cards on the topic of electronics, a slide rule calculating concrete volume, a metal ruler, a protractor, a handwritten personal note, $1.02 in change (two fifty-cent pieces and 2 pennies), staples, a curtain hook, and a Polaroid photo of two children (perhaps depicting the perpetrator of this minor offense).

Source: EveryMac

iMac G3/500 DV SE (Summer 2000, graphite)

The iMac G3/500 DV Special Edition (Summer 2000) featured a 500 MHz PowerPC 750 (G3) processor, 128 MB of RAM, a 30.0 GB Ultra ATA hard drive, a slot loading 4X DVD-ROM drive, a Harmon-Kardon designed sound system, and two FireWire 400 ports. The screen was a 15-inch CRT display.

The iMac G3/500 DV Special Edition (Summer 2000) is similar to the iMac G3/450 DV+ (Summer 2000) released at the same time, but was offered in graphite and snow rather than indigo, ruby, and sage. It was referred to as a “Special Edition” model because it had a faster processor, twice the RAM, and a larger hard drive (30.0 GB instead of 20.0 GB).

This iMac model also replaced the Apple USB Keyboard and round Apple USB Mouse with the Apple Pro Keyboard and Mouse.


iBook G3/366 SE (graphite, 2000)

The iBook G3/366 Special Edition (SE) shares the same Apple model number as the original “clamshell” iBook, but has a few upgraded internal specifications. The iBook SE increased the processor power to 366 MHz and shipped with 64 MB of RAM and a 6.0 GB hard drive.

The SE was also offered in a more conservative case color that Apple referred to as “graphite and ice.”