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Evleaks hangs it up after two years

Posted: , by Alan F.

Evleaks hangs it up after two years
Prolific leaker evleaks is calling it quits after two years of tweeting highly accurate information. His real name is Evan Blass, and he recently graduated from tweeting out his information, to using a website to pass them along. The last leak from Blass is a series of pictures showing off the Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch.

Originally, the tips from @evleaks were anonymous. But in July 2013, Blass revealed his identity. He started in 2005 as an editor at Engadget and worked his way up to Senior Editor. A three-year stint at Pocketnow as a Managing Editor, ended in 2012.

Blass is known to be afflicted with Multiple Sclerosis, which has left him with chronic pain issues. The MS might be behind the sudden and surprising resignation today. One of the best leaks that came from evleaks was that of the HTC One design back in January 2013. Despite the insistence from insiders that the leak was all wrong, it was Blass who had it right.

For two years, evleaks passed along information that usually panned out. We wish him success in whatever new endeavor Blass gets involved with in the future.


source: @evleaks

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posted on 03 Aug 2014, 17:38 18

1. Drsarcastic (Posts: 26; Member since: 23 Jul 2014)


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

posted on 03 Aug 2014, 17:57 6

4. Jinto (Posts: 389; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


All thats left now is fan concept render, no more leaks

posted on 03 Aug 2014, 20:47 3

22. Dr.Phil (Posts: 904; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


This is definitely not the end of leaks, just perhaps the end of quality leaks. Sites like PhoneArena get anonymous information and leaks from people all the time. These sites just have to make sure they use caution when posting the leaks. As we have seen before, sometimes there can be some bad information posted.

The great thing about @evleaks was the quality of the leaks and that Evan used great discretion in figuring which leaks were more likely true and which ones were probably from some troll.

posted on 03 Aug 2014, 19:09 1

14. engineer-1701d (Posts: 774; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


you know i wish all the manufactures would understand how much leaks help there sales and is great word of mouth, they should have a guy or 2 from each company leak info and pics to tech sites to help with sales and anticipation for a phone.
thats intel at its finest

posted on 03 Aug 2014, 17:40 2

2. darkoman4 (Posts: 39; Member since: 30 May 2014)


Nooooooo!!!

posted on 03 Aug 2014, 17:43 4

3. 1113douglas (Posts: 191; Member since: 04 Jul 2013)


I might as well. Nooooooooooo!

posted on 03 Aug 2014, 17:58

5. tettech (Posts: 58; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


Now who do we turn for more leaks without him?

posted on 03 Aug 2014, 18:28

6. domz1988 (Posts: 9; Member since: 06 Sep 2013)


Now more leaks will be coming and we will not know if its the real deal...

posted on 03 Aug 2014, 18:29 1

7. Hammerfest (Posts: 369; Member since: 12 May 2012)


Yup, here as well..

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

posted on 03 Aug 2014, 18:31 1

8. akki20892 (Posts: 3415; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo​ooooooooooooooooooooo
I mean No

posted on 03 Aug 2014, 18:48

9. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Oh wow! I hate to hear this news... Oh and

nnooooooooo

posted on 03 Aug 2014, 18:52

10. Airostotle (Posts: 3; Member since: 01 Aug 2014)


Always find out about things too late.....

Noooooooooo

posted on 03 Aug 2014, 19:07

11. Deaconclgi (Posts: 258; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Product Managers around the world are heard saying:http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P3ALwKeSEYs

posted on 03 Aug 2014, 19:23 3

15. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Phone tech site like PA will have their income down by 30% because of this. :)

posted on 03 Aug 2014, 19:58 5

17. Liveitup (Posts: 1174; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Sorry to hear he has MS, wish him the best. Gonna miss the leaks for sure.

posted on 03 Aug 2014, 20:09 5

19. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1344; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Hope you are well. I know some with MS and it's a horrible disease. Thanks for all the info, you're the man.

posted on 03 Aug 2014, 20:26

20. alexnapo (Posts: 6; Member since: 27 Mar 2013)


Oh..Now the credibility is gone!!!

posted on 03 Aug 2014, 20:30

21. Planterz (Posts: 744; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Bummer, but I bet it won't be long until someone else takes up his mantle.

I mean, where do these leaks come from? They probably come from insiders at the companies, and many are very likely deliberately leaked to drum up hype and interest. They'll find someone else to leak to.

Best wishes to EV though.

posted on 03 Aug 2014, 21:07

24. darkkjedii (Posts: 10969; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Hang in there man.

posted on 03 Aug 2014, 21:38

25. fzacek (Posts: 1582; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Noooooooooooooooo :(

posted on 03 Aug 2014, 22:21 1

26. aayupanday (Posts: 516; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


End of an Era.... of Awesome Genuine Leaks...

posted on 03 Aug 2014, 23:37

27. pongkie (Posts: 501; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


Probably he/she is included in the layoffs that is going on... and still Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 01:12 1

28. luis.d (Posts: 154; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


Goodnight, sweet prince!

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 01:49

29. AtheK (Posts: 28; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


wish you the best in future mate, good solid two years :)

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 02:07

30. gaara6775 (Posts: 277; Member since: 20 May 2014)


Loved your leaks mate. Gonna miss you,the real you.

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 04:52

31. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1979; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


A legend retires. The world of leaks will now be full of only fan concepts and renders, and no actual real info. Thanks for everything Evan. Take care and get well soon!

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 05:11

32. karamelakimo (Posts: 57; Member since: 26 May 2014)


We will miss your acc leaks man
You was the best

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 05:44

33. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1811; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Best leaker of all time :(

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 06:11

34. tahirk (Posts: 23; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


Will this might not be an end to leaks but we'll have doubts over other leaks as they might not be as true as of Evleaks.

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 06:36

35. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1264; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


No...

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 12:08 1

39. Armchair_Commentator (Posts: 134; Member since: 08 May 2014)


Dang I looked forward to his leaks, a sad day indeed.

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