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Japanese leaks and rumors site Macokatara is at it again. Today, the people who gave us the first indication that the headphone jack was being removed from the iPhone 7 posted a video of an iPhone they refer to as the iPhone SE 2. This isn’t the first we’ve heard of a coming refresh of the SE, as Ming-Chi Kuo reported on this over a month ago. However, the phone in this video is nothing like what Kuo predicted.
I have been pretty critical of the insanity of this year’s upgrade cycle up to this point. It has been non-stop, wall-to-wall pictures and leaks and guesses, and worst of all, over-reactions and illegitimate comparisons with already released devices. However, with all of the money that is riding on getting real information on the iPhone 8 early, and with lots of sticky fingers and loose lips all along the supply chain, the details were eventually going to come out. Apple’s current focus on secrecy aside, this was all but inevitable.
We are likely at least two months from the release of the iPhone 8, assuming that’s what Apple actually settles on calling it. However, this is the time when the rumors of a device usually start taking shape into something more substantial than just conjecture over fakes and prototypes. So we should start to see a clear picture of the coming iPhone emerging, right? This year, the normal rules may not apply.