Has this been the worst year for Apple product leaks?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by saintforlife, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2011
    1. We pretty much know everything about the next gen iPhones - what colors the iPhone 5C and 5S will come in, dual LED flash, plastic back on the 5C, finger print sensor on the 5S etc. We even know what the packaging will look like for Peet's sake!

    2. I know the new iPad mini will have retina display and the iPad 5 will have a thinner bezel like the iPad mini.

    3. We have people ordering backplate and front plates of the new iPhone and iPad models from Asia and doing reviews of them on youtube comparing them to existing models.

    I already know what iOS 7 brings to the table. Now I know pretty much know what products are coming, except their price points. I have very little excitement left for the Sep 10th event.

    Seriously, have the leaks even been this bad?

    INB4 '#doubledown'
  2. macrumors 65832


    Aug 17, 2011
    I look at leaks as just speculations, and don't put too much time thinking about them much until the last few weeks. It also does not bother me in the least as it appears to bother you regarding worst year for Apple leaks. Its just a normal procession of human nature that some are bothered and others don't much care. ;)
  3. macrumors 68020

    Oct 26, 2008
  4. macrumors 65816

    Aug 31, 2013
    Nothing will ever top the iPhone 4 Gizmodo leak. That was a real working prototype leaked and had Apple respond with a police raid to get it back.

    All this empty shell stuff we get now really doesn't compare.
  5. macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Leak = free advertisement/press.

    Apple is doing alright me thinks.
  6. macrumors 601


    Nov 15, 2012
  7. macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2011
    I just don't get why people care about leaks.
  8. macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    They don't bother me. I love 'em but stockholders would prefer everything Apple does remain confidential lest competitors start doing something similar on their own. (Like Samsung's new Watch). That said, leaks will never be suppressed.

    I often wonder why Apple doesn't just leak fake products so the competition chases their tails in panic. (Which reminds me... it's time for another iTV rumor to hit the front page).
  9. macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2011
    Because if people love the fake products and then find out they're fake, they'd be PISSED xD
  10. macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2012
    I think that a ton of the leaks are controlled, but then again... I have no reason to, evidence wise. :p
  11. macrumors 68020


    Jan 12, 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA
    There just might be something to these leaks being on purpose. I mean I can see a iPhone case being snuck out of a plant, but an iPad 5 case? And what is perhaps the biggest addition to the 5S, the tiny finger print button is no where to be found.
  12. macrumors 6502

    Aug 29, 2013
    It seems that behind the scenes Apple may have orchestrated leaks to offset the all talk but no action behavior they've displayed in 2013.
  13. macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    Then people shouldn't vest their emotions in gizmos that are only rumors?

    And I still believe Steve Jobs perpetrated the biggest hoax-leak of them all with his comment about the TV. ("I finally cracked it!") I can just see Samsung pissing away gazillions of dollars in R&D for this.
  14. macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Personally I feel the iWatch is the big hoax and Samsung fell for it.

    Comeon how hard is to pull out the phone from ur pockets to do whatever. If u think ppl faces are glued to their phones now can u imaging ppl staring at the watches?

    If there's going to be a smart watch, it should be not there to duplicate a phone's functions but rather do things that are more natural on ur wrist like monitoring physiological data, maybe a compass/GPS. Not that crap the Gear does.
  15. macrumors 68020


    Jan 25, 2009
    This sort of thread will make sense after Apple announces their new devices. Only at that point will we be able to compare the new features with the leaks we got to know.
    What we think is a valuable leak now might prove wrong soon.

    If you just refer to rumors as pure speculations, then no, every year it's almost the same.
  16. macrumors 68000

    Oct 23, 2008
    Almost every Apple product leaks nowadays. Every iPhone (except the first one, which was announced months before the release) has leaked. It's impossible to produce a million iPhones and keep it a secret.
  17. macrumors 65816

    Aug 28, 2013
    I do wish Apple would take more draconian action to protect their valuable intellectual secrets. There's too much leaking going on and it hurts the mystery that drives the brand. I'd like to see bloggers who leak information prosecuted to the full extent of the law. I don't like rumors in the slightest and think they should be stopped.
  18. macrumors 68030


    Jan 17, 2013
    United Kingdom
    The information on the iPhone 5 was pretty leaky lets be honest. I think all manufacturers enjoy an element of orchestrating a bit of hype pre launch. :)
  19. macrumors 68000

    Apr 17, 2011
    United Kingdom
    Well if they kept quiet about the Iwatch Samsung and Sony might have been later on the market had Apple surprised anybody.

    It's not the Iphone leaks which will disappoint it's the big new market surprises like this. Samsung probably already know what to expect from a 5S anyway just small upgrades so they can bring out a device to compete.
  20. macrumors 6502a

    Parkin Pig

    Brainwashing being one of their larger success stories.
  21. macrumors member


    Oct 24, 2011

    hahaha nice one
  22. macrumors 68000


    Jun 28, 2012
    More like the worst year for Apple products, period. This was the year when I had to go Android for the first time because iPhones just didn't offer anything new anymore :(
  23. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2007
    whatever happened to the double down on stopping the leaks?
  24. macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2013
    Yestday,i answered the same question .If there's going to be a smart watch, it should be not there to duplicate a phone's functions but rather do things that are more natural on ur wrist like monitoring physiological data, maybe a compass/GPS. Not that crap the Gear does.[​IMG]
  25. macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2011
    Yep, worst year for apple products, which is why they just recently reclaimed the spot for most valuable company.

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