Leaking information helps fuel the journalism world. It’s something that has been a constant, or so that is how I see it. Even during the colonial or pre-colonial era of journalism I feel it is safe to assume that leaked information was still present.
But in the technology & startup communities it appears to be a driving force for journalist. A great example is the, as always, anticipated Apple product. In this case the newest version of the iPhone, the iPhone 5s and the rumored cheaper version the iPhone 5C.
Every year we hear rumors about what apple is working on, what it will do, how much it will cost, and one of their most popular rumors what colors it will come in. Then at some point we see some questionable photos. Finally their typically is someone who doesn’t wanted to be named who is on the inside or knows someone on the inside that can confirm this or that.
So when it comes to apple rumors and leaking we see ourselves reading twelve articles, that all tell us roughly the same thing. Which leaves us with a little to no ground to stand on.