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Evleaks hangs it up after two years

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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41 Comments

Drsarcastic

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

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

Dr.Phil

Posts: 2185; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

engineer-1701d unregistered

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

darkoman4

Posts: 181; Member since: May 30, 2014

Nooooooo!!!

1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

I might as well. Nooooooooooo!

tettech

Posts: 69; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Now who do we turn for more leaks without him?

domz1988

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 06, 2013

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

Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

Yup, here as well.. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo​ooooooooooooooooooooo I mean No

billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

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

Airostotle

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

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

Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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

WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

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

Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

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

VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 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.

alexnapo

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 27, 2013

Oh..Now the credibility is gone!!!

Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 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.

darkkjedii

Posts: 30341; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hang in there man.

fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Noooooooooooooooo :(

aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

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

pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

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

luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Goodnight, sweet prince!

AtheK

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

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

gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

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

NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 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!

karamelakimo

Posts: 109; Member since: May 26, 2014

We will miss your acc leaks man You was the best

CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2340; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Best leaker of all time :(

tahirk

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 10, 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.

XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

No...

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