- 09-05-2012, 12:35 PM #51
- 09-05-2012, 05:01 PM #53
- 09-05-2012, 06:40 PM #54
Every last detail? The only thing you have right now is a bunch of "potential" details. Last year the new iPhone that was coming was TOTALLY different than what was "leaked", as it turned out, it was the same as the iPhone 4 pretty much, but what was leaked was all over the map.
Apple doesn't portray themselves anyway that they can't back up.
First, I hold Apple to a very high standard, as I should with them being pretty much on top of the world right now. As such, I hold them ultimately responsible for the secrecy of 'yet to be released' products, even though some of the stuff might be out of their direct control. I am held accountable for many things on a day to day basis in my profession that I might not be directly responsible for if they get messed up ... that is what comes with being in a leadership position, as Apple is. If they weren't the one's ultimately responsible, then it wouldn't be up to them to take action on those leaking the parts ... and we all know that Apple is probably taking some sort of action behind the scenes. I don't care how much of a highly anticipated product it is and how many suppliers/manufactures have hands on it, Apple needs to find some way to control the leaks since they will directly impact the reputation of their security efforts, the perception of control over their suppliers/manufactures and possibly the demand for their product (even though people will still buy in high numbers for the time being). Regardless, that is not the point.
Next, I am sure you can admit the consistency in leaks for last year's phone is no where near as close to this year. It is a completely different situation. The leaks are overwhelmingly conclusive and consistent this year and I would bet any amount of money that the actual released product is 99% consistent with what we have seen. If Apple pulls a Houdini act on this release, that would be one of the biggest surprises I have witnessed in product release history!
When I say every last detail, I pretty much mean every last detail (of the exterior at least). Although the insides are extremely important, a lot of the masses out there are focused on form factor ... that is because we have come to expect the internals to be competitive with everyone else. That is why people are paying so much attention to these leaks even though very few speak to the internals of the phone. What external design factor can you even possibly say wavered between all the leaks? I have pretty much seen every single one and they are all the same! How can any logical person rationalize that it is not extremely likely that this is the next design?
Last point, as it relates to the form factor of the next generation iphone, I really don't think Apple can "back up" their efforts on secrecy at this point. It has obviously been compromised, and it makes it seem even worse since they made a public statement on doubling down on secrecy.
- 09-05-2012, 08:49 PM #56
It's comical how serious you're taking this...as well as how personal you're taking it. We all hold Apple to a high standard, what does random leaked information have to do with the standard at which they perform? Nothing...that's what.
- 09-06-2012, 04:06 AM #58
Oh you wana bet? Sure.... I'll bet a white piece of paper for your $5000.
Let the games begin. 6 days.
Oh and. You wana blame apple for them not saying anything about the leaks in China? LOL.
The stupidity is high with this one.
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- 09-06-2012, 05:07 AM #60
Absolute secrecy can be attained. There is no doubt about it, but we are living in the information age and Information leaks are used to garner favors, repay debts and to help create a frenzy. We see it all the time in politics and in regard to technology. The things that absolutely must be kept secret are kept secret. As stated in another thread, the alleged leaked photos of the new iPhone are basically cosmetic. We don't know, or at least I don't know, about its CPU, camera, RAM, etcetera and we probably won't know until it is officially introduced. Now, being that so many techie types want a redesign of the iPhone with every release, is it possible that one of the primary goals of the leaks is to prepare people for the new device while simultaneously minimizing the disappointment of not having a redesign in advance of its release? Anyway, that's my two cents.
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- 09-06-2012, 11:29 AM #61
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- 09-07-2012, 09:08 AM #67
I think Apple looked at last year's experience, when leaks came out that ended up being completely wrong and led to disappointed consumers who wanted something that didn't look EXACTLY like an iPhone 4. This year, they're probably a little concerned there will be a backlash about the adapter change, the headphone jack change, or the different shape, that they're letting things trickle out to allow people to get used to them slowly.
- 09-07-2012, 02:18 PM #68
- 09-08-2012, 07:06 AM #69iMore Newbie
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No one has a clue what's coming but is geeks and guess what? The masses won't care, they will but the new phone and it will sell like gangbusters!
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