A leaker with a mixed track record has jumped on the iPhone SE 4 rumor train by repeating design leaks that have been shared before.
The fourth-generation iPhone SE has previously been rumored to look similar to an iPhone 14 with a single camera and a Dynamic Island. It's development has been a bit chaotic, but it could arrive in 2025.
According to a leaker known as Majin Bu on X, the iPhone SE 4 could look "similar" to an iPhone 16 and have the dimensions of the iPhone XR. It would have a single large camera on the rear and have the Dynamic Island.
In a follow-up post, he said this information shouldn't be taken too seriously.
Based on what has been reported to me, the iPhone SE could have a design very similar to that of the current iPhone 16 still in development. The new iPhone SE will most likely have a single camera instead of the double one of the iPhone 16 models, otherwise it seems that the pic.twitter.com/Z1Gio4nBRu— Majin Bu (@MajinBuOfficial) February 8, 2024
Let's break down this post.
Rumors suggest the iPhone 16's external design will be similar to the iPhone 15. The iPhone 15 has a slight curve at the base of its aluminum band but otherwise looks like an iPhone 14.
So, "a design very similar to that of the current iPhone 16" could just mean it's basically an iPhone 14, as the previous rumor suggested. Bu's mention of the iPhone XR is a bit of a red herring, as he's likely referring to the iPhone SE 4 being larger than the iPhone SE 3, but that would be evident if it has an iPhone 14/16 design.
The single camera and Dynamic Island rumors align with what was previously shared. That camera could be 48MP to keep it in line with the base iPhone 15 and rumored iPhone 16.
These specs may seem high for a budget model, but by 2025, it will have been three years since the iPhone 14. Also, Apple could change any of these rumored features before final production begins.
Majin Bu has been increasingly difficult to trust with leaks. He has had some accurate rumors, but those typically align with things that more accurate sources have rumored.