iPhone XS makes me want to live in a world with no leaks

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iPhone XS makes me want to live in a world with no leaks
Technology leaks, not just in smartphones but in general, are a terrible thing. In a quest to serve who knows whom, certain individuals have mastered the game of acquiring candid photographs, product specifications and schematics, and most importantly – information about devices that are yet to be finished or ready for public scrutiny.

Through these leaks, which tend to happen on daily basis these days, we've gotten used to knowing exactly what is going to happen in this industry and when. It used to be that Apple was a little more tight-lipped, and its supply chain was under a little more pressure to not let any major details slip out, but nowadays we pretty much know what the next iPhone is going to be right after the launch of the current one. And it's a problem that plagues each and every phone manufacturer, not just Apple.

Remember the iPhone 4? Back in those days, an Apple employee had to get really drunk, drunk enough so they can forget the prototype they were carrying in a bar, for us to take a rare, coveted peek at a future iPhone. This was an exception under the late Steve Jobs, an extremely unlikely event, rather than an ordinary part of our daily operation. The announcement of the iPhone 4 was a huge thing, and even though we kind of knew that something along the lines of a "higher-resolution screen" was coming, most of it was pretty much a mystery. And that made it exciting, and fun!


Fast-forward to today, and we have Ming-Chi Kuo and company just leaking the heck out of each new iPhone generation. From last year's anniversary iPhone X, to this year's trio of bezel-less design phones – we've known most major details for months now! How they're going to look, how big they're going to be, what screens they'll have, what the cameras are going to be like... the only things Apple can still keep a secret are the more software-based features that it develops at home.

And it makes me a bit sad, that probably the biggest mystery remaining around these new iPhones before they get officially announced in a few hours, is if the cheaper one is going to be called Xc or Xr or 9. That stuff, the fact that we know almost everything regarding their designs, simply takes the fun away from such a big event.

With Tim Cook in the lead, Apple has become a different company — probably a better one — but a company that can no longer keep its products under the veil long enough so it can make a one huge splash out of nowhere. This dramatically lowers the intensity and excitement that typically accompany such an announcement event as the one we have on our hands today.

And with that, let me ask you: would you trade the daily leaks and rumor mill for the tension and excitement that can only come when you have no idea what comes next? I know I would. Please share your opinion in the comments!

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21 Comments

1. haruken

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

It took the release of an uninspired minor update of the 2017 iPhone X for you to want to live in a world without leaks?

14. Phullofphil

Posts: 1762; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Don’t read the artical then it tells you what it’s going to be about. To all you dips**t trolls. The point of the story is that when I first started to follow phones these sights where more about people wanting and guessing and not about people getting paid for leaks. He just picked this phone because it’s out iltisay. So figure out the point:it’s not just the iphone

15. cmdacos

Posts: 4094; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

#typedonaniphone

20. yalokiy

Posts: 944; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

I like what you pointed about other brands. Perhaps, I would prefer no leaks for brands that change their design each year.

19. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

The irony here is if this person who wrote this article saw all those Pixel 3 leaks he would have had a temper tantrum like a small kid.

2. threeline

Posts: 311; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

Gimme a break.

3. CandyBar

Posts: 43; Member since: Dec 08, 2017

The irony of this writing considering this site exists to perpetuate rumors. The author makes their living from the daily traffic reading about the rumors and leaks.

7. Subie

Posts: 2350; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Yup, a world without tech rumors would mean phoneArena letting go of some staff...

4. yalokiy

Posts: 944; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Imagine the disappointment you would have seeing the same iphone X design, if you haven't seen the leaks.

5. Heisenberg

Posts: 373; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

He won't be disappointed. They will praise it to high heavens but Samsung was criticised for S9. Double standard

6. ElixieR

Posts: 67; Member since: May 01, 2013

If these leaks bring in competition so be it

8. OneLove123

Posts: 966; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

I already knew what it was going to look like since 2017. Apple keeps the same design for 4 years. You know just like cars?

10. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Why don’t you make a round andorid phone then? Just like your round smartwatch.

17. OneLove123

Posts: 966; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Why don't you put square wheels on your icar?

9. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Then they give 9.5 after review

11. Thras

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 12, 2018

What i have just read? The author should just quit his job...

12. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

The writing makes zero sense. Tech sites revolve on the fact there are rumors and leaks. How would you be able to write about an upcoming product, you know nothing abour? Here let's try. The 2019 iPhones to be released in Sept 2019 are rumored to cost what? Be able to do what? Come in what colors? Some stuff you can guess will happen. The usual processor and camera bumps. But will if have same design? Still be notched? Without leaks, you would just be writing boring garbage like what you wrote today. Without leaks and rumors tech blogs fail to have news worthy clickbait articles to drive traffic. Everyine would just find out everything you will at the same time.

13. hypertonik

Posts: 25; Member since: Nov 17, 2014

What "big event"? It's just a phone.

16. banglazbless

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

Another iterative trash we've all been waiting for. Jobs must be proud.

18. Stellist

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 02, 2013

If every piece of iPhone is built and assembled in US, it can be. For good example, I haven't seen any leaked photo of new Mac pro when it was released in 2013.

21. Joosty

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Honestly, Each “S” cycle leak is usually predictable. The Xr will be a little cool to see? But it’s when they (Apple) release the new hardware (or reused?) is when the leaks get a bit annoying. The changes aren’t dramatically different like Android OEMs but it’s annoying to know all the differences before hand.

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