iPhone XS makes me want to live in a world with no leaks
by Rado Slavov / Sep 12, 2018, 9:41 AM
This article may contain personal views and opinion from the author.
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.
phone manufacturer, not just Apple.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
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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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?
posted on Sep 12, 2018, 9:43 AM 27
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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
posted on Sep 12, 2018, 10:17 AM 0
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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.
posted on Sep 12, 2018, 9:49 AM 21
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Imagine the disappointment you would have seeing the same iphone X design, if you haven't seen the leaks.
posted on Sep 12, 2018, 9:50 AM 2
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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?
posted on Sep 12, 2018, 10:03 AM 4
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Why don’t you make a round andorid phone then? Just like your round smartwatch.
posted on Sep 12, 2018, 10:12 AM 0
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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.
posted on Sep 12, 2018, 10:13 AM 3
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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.
posted on Sep 12, 2018, 10:47 AM 0
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