Apple having trouble keeping new products under wraps

Discussion in 'iPad' started by johndallas999, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. johndallas999 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 9, 2008
    Now that iPad 2 has been released it too (like the iPhone 4) was confirmed to match an earlier photo that was shown a while ago with the sloped edge and the speaker grill on the rear of the device along with the pictures that were show of the white front bezel. I think it's great that we are getting these shots early on and love being able to speculate if they are legit or not. Looks like now that Apple is so big it's harder if not impossible for them to control all the leaks like they used to.
  2. McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
    either way they benefit from it, a simple picture allows us to speculate and dream about it, but the key things are inside (hardware and software).
  3. nmills macrumors regular

    May 12, 2009
    Yup...I think they are still doing a pretty amazing job keeping things secret, though. I'm surprised so many things DO stay under wraps.
  4. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68020


    Mar 15, 2009
    When you have dozens of component manufacturers involved in supplying parts and multiple manufacturing partners tooling up for massive production runs, it's inevitable that some leaks will exist. Apple is a huge target now, and the fact that they work so hard to keep these secrets makes it even more of a splash when one of those secrets is revealed.

    It makes for good theater! :)
  5. iPadLad macrumors member


    Feb 28, 2011
    I wouldn't be surprised if the secrets weren't "leaked" on purpose. A little "secret" buzz never hurts a product launch
  6. jbg232 macrumors 65816


    Oct 15, 2007
    A large part of it is Apple's change of stance on leaks. Back in the day when was around people really were being sued for leaks. Now that they don't sue (for whatever reason - there are many possible), the incentive to withhold leaks has gone down and people have been leaking more info.

    Philosophically it gets to the question: Is it a law if it's not enforced? Discuss....
  7. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816


    Jun 21, 2010
    San Francisco, Ca
    This is exactly what I was going to say. A little buzz a month or so before a launch could help persuade potential customers not to buy a competitors product. I convinced a few friends to not buy a DROID for Christmas. They all own iPhones now.
  8. camelsnot macrumors 6502


    Jan 31, 2011
    It also convinces people not to buy their old outdated crap yet wait a couple months for the new apple offering. Luckily I still convinced friends to buy Android for Christmas. They still thank me. 3 Droid Xers. To each his own.
  9. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    like the iPad case that was being shown off during CES 2011. Apple didn't even attend CES yet everyone was talking about "what was Apple going to do next."

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