Agree or disagree: Leaks spoil everything and I'd prefer we didn't have them
posted by Chris P. / Feb 10, 2016, 8:37 AM
Take a look at our homepage. It's been a bountiful week, full of new, tangible leaks that have pretty much revealed what Samsung has in store come MWC 2016 in Bareclona (in two weeks). HTC's One M10 and LG's G5 share the same fate. And in a way, one could argue that these leaks spoil the surprise. And it's rather hard to argue, especially given just how many eyeballs these same leaks attract each time, every time.
But perhaps not your eyeballs. Perhaps you're the rare exception. Perhaps you're ever the unwilling watcher on the sidelines, always grappling with conflicting feelings: to see, or not to see. Perhaps you don't think twice and dive right in.
Would you prefer that leaks didn't exist?
Yes, I hate leaks
I'm cool with rumors, but leaks often take it too far and ruin the surprise
No, I love leaks
Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010
I absolutely love leaks. I hate having to wait and be disappointed by something. If Im on the edge about making a purchase and have to wait for an announcement from another company I'd rather there be leaks to see if the wait is worth it.
posted on Feb 10, 2016, 8:40 AM 21
Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010
Exactly. No one is making us read the leaks. Leaks helped me make a few purchases. Leaks made my son mad because he didnt know about the Vita and I did. He asked for the 3DS. I wanted the Vita.
posted on Feb 10, 2016, 9:44 AM 5
Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015
If anything, it gets your hopes up and then kill them totaly when it`s official(like the M9 render/rumor for example)
posted on Feb 10, 2016, 8:40 AM 0
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Leaks don't do that, you do that to yourself by not being able to take information with a grain of salt. And like others said if you have a huge issue with "spoilers" or "leaks" dont click on an article with the subject in the title or better yet stay off the internet.
posted on Feb 10, 2016, 8:39 PM 0
Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015
A smartphone is a smartphone, not a bloody film or a novel... I'm an avid motorcycle enthusiast, and I always dig leaks, rumors & spy shots of testing motorcycle prototypes... Come-on PA, we all just LOVE leaks... Be it about smartphones or motorcycles...
posted on Feb 10, 2016, 8:42 AM 6
Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015
^^^^This. Its not some bloody movie where leaks will spoil the fun.
posted on Feb 10, 2016, 9:54 AM 0
Posts: 68; Member since: Oct 29, 2012
Good news leaks are awesome! Bad news leaks are good preparation so you don't get all shocked and disappointed on the release date. Untrue leaks get to become surprises on the release date anyway. can't go wrong with the leaks!
posted on Feb 10, 2016, 8:47 AM 6
Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014
Rumors are ok, but Leaks? Stfu
posted on Feb 10, 2016, 8:49 AM 1
Posts: 1466; Member since: Oct 27, 2011
I hate leaks, rumors, announcing the phone 3 months before its launch. Just release the damn thing the day you announce it and keep it a secret, that way PA can't repost the same article 5 times a week. Lol
posted on Feb 10, 2016, 9:01 AM 2
Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011
The term 'leak' implies the unintended escape of information. That does happen now and then (discovery of the Nexus 5 comes to mind), but most of the 'leaks' we see are nothing more than a controlled stream of micro press releases from the manufacturers themselves soon before they launch new product. Tidbits of information that tell us what they want us to know when they want us to know it, and for that I dislike most 'leaks'.
posted on Feb 10, 2016, 11:06 AM 0
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I think some leaks spoil some of the surprise for some brands. Example, leaks of a new iPhone is no big deal, because Apple has created an easy expectancy fo what the next model will have, especially the "s" model. But for phones like Samsung for example, I rather be completely surprised. Unlike what some posters said, this isn't a movie and thus the leaks don't really ruin the ended...well they do actually. I think we all expect the typical upgrades...CPU speed bump, GPU speed bump, bump in camera specs, maybe a bump in RAM and those kind of leaks arent a big deal. But leaks into advanced features, I rather that me a surprise. its more like a movie in that, no movie is really goign to have any different screenplay vs a similar movie of its type. But even in those movies, there is some special part which makes it unique and would be spoiled if you knew what it was before you saw it. Same with devices. Give us the bread, but wait before we get the butter. The things that are actually going to be new, don't leak those. Speed bumps and similar as I mention are not new things. Those are expected increase that are typical of any new computerized device. But advanced or new features that have never been done, or done on a limited scale; should not be leaked and save for the OEM to bring to our attention.
posted on Feb 10, 2016, 1:10 PM 1
Posts: 260; Member since: May 02, 2012
really i'm just mostly annoyed when they post the hypothetical renders that people do of phones coming out in less than a year. i don't really see the point of someone making an iphone 7 concept that is 3 mm thick, has a four week battery, shatterproof, 12-core processor, 3d camera with 50x optical zoom, waterproof, and you can use it for induction cooking when camping. it just seems pointless. i am just sort of waiting for them to design the space cars that go along with these phones. why waste my time with something that is going to be impossible in five years, much less something anyone would even attempt to make in the next six months.
posted on Feb 10, 2016, 7:38 PM 0
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