Do you think too many leaks ruins the surprise and would a 24-hour grace period before announcements be better?

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There was once a time when Apple was very good at keeping secrets. Until it left an iPhone 4 in a bar that one time. But things have starting to get silly in the last few weeks. We've seen all manner of leaks, including claimed iPhone schematics. The iPhone SE was also leaked into oblivion.

And it's that iPhone SE launch that has some people pondering – is it possible to have too many leaks? Some people have even been asking the current leak king, Jon Prosser, that same question.

It's a question that has come up before, but with the iPhone SE seeing leaks in the hours leading up to its announcement last week it's something at the forefront of minds once more.

So we want to know – would you like to see a 24-hour pause on leaks ahead of an expected announcement? Note that this isn't necessarily going to change whether we cover them or not, but it's an interesting question to consider given the increase in leaks we've seen of late. Watching a Steve Jobs keynote with little idea of what would be announced used to be thrilling. It's fair to say we don't have quite the same excitement in 2020.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.