Leaks spoil everything and I'd prefer we didn't have them? Kind of, according to you

Leaks spoil everything and I'd prefer we didn't have them? Kind of, according to you
Scroll through our homepage. What do you see? Rumors regarding HTC's upcoming One M10 flagship. Leaks pertaining to Samsung's Galaxy S7, due for announcement on the 21st this month. Speculation about the imminent LG G5.

And that's the way it has always been. When the big guys are prepping big things, the underground insider community gets cracking, and there seems to be nothing manufacturers can do to stop the leaks. Sure, there are a few success stories where a major device was kept under wraps well enough to be a surprise come announcement day, but these are few and far between. For the most part, we get to know devices that we're not supposed to know, way in advance. And it's not hard to imagine that not everybody likes that. But as big as we are on our collective imagination here at PhoneArena, we do like cold hard data just as much. So a poll it is!

According to our yesterday survey, which gathered over 1,200 votes, just under 41% of participants have absolutely nothing against leaks and, in fact, welcome them. A slightly larger group (42%) say they like the part with the rumors, but actual leaks (like photos, we imagine) sometimes take it too far and ruin the surprise. Only 17% of participating readers say they hate the leaks and how much they spoil the fun of a real surprise.

That split works for us. And we're not surprised in the slightest that this is how it turned out. What about you?

Would you prefer that leaks didn't exist?

Yes, I hate leaks
17.62%
I'm cool with rumors, but leaks often take it too far and ruin the surprise
42.62%
No, I love leaks
39.75%

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15 Comments

1. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

I like leaks

13. phonegeek1212

Posts: 58; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Without Leaks we would see 50% less posts on PA

15. Fellwalker

Posts: 536; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Which would be a good thing

2. RajRicardo

Posts: 490; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

i like wikileaks.

3. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I like crunchips

4. Modest_Moze

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 23, 2015

I like potatoes.

5. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

"Leaks" lol.. Let's face it people! It's all marketing material strategy to keep their fanboys "in check" so that the chances of them switching is kept as low as possible.

6. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

This article gave me a sudden urge to take a 'leak'.

7. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I don't mind leaks. It's the pointless and endless "concept renders" that irritate me.

8. Sprissy

Posts: 193; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

If you don't like leaks then I say don't read them, isn't that why most of us come to these sights, so we know in advance if there is anything out there worth waiting for?

9. villagerguyz

Posts: 96; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

I like loving.

10. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

I hate movie leaks but I want leaks on every single detail on phones and tech to know early on which phone to choose.

11. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

Hate them! Manufacturers should announce their phones when they're leaked!

12. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Leaks are great. Maybe because I love doing research about things, I dont know.... but I love leaks.

14. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I don't see the problem with leaks if you're keeping up with trends in the mobile tech sector. It keeps people conversing and busy until the "next big thing" hits the corner. Without leak-related news or speculation, interest in following this medium would be largely stale.

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