I thought only the White House had a problem with this sort of thing.
Few, though, accuse those leaks of being accidental.
Phone manufacturers, however, now seem to employ giddy leak freaks.
In the glorious days when phones were more exciting than your favorite band, it would only be mysterious spies near Chinese production facilities who'd drop advance clues about new gadgets.
These days, it seems the leaks are coming from the companies themselves.
Where do you work?
Oh, I'm a senior manager in the Accidental Leaks Department.
I know you'll tell me these leaks are all part of a grand marketing scheme, designed to create maximum excitement for these phones.
Perhaps they're even an attempt to dampen any revelations offered by the usual spies and, well, people on Reddit.
I can't help but worry, though, that phone manufacturers are concerned they just can't create the hype anymore. Not in the way they once could.
Samsung's main goal, too often, seems to be launching ahead of any iPhone. Because once an iPhone comes along, it's hard to get real humans -- and the media -- to focus on anything else.
With Google's Pixel phones, it's almost more maddening.
At the launch of the Pixel 2 last October, Google signed an exclusive deal with Verizon. Perhaps that was meant to give a greater cachet to the phone.
I've heard of creating scarcity, but this didn't make me want to buy the phone.
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The core issue here is one of excitement. These accidental leaks might merely be attempts to see whether the information emitted can garner some sort of (positive) reaction.
They might also constitute an acceptance that much of the information will leak anyway, so why not at least take some sort of control over the leaking?
A darker thought: marketing departments might already know that the upcoming phone isn't some sort of groundbreaking contraption, so they're trying to build hype about something that may not ultimately deserve it.
A lighter thought: there are too many variables in a new product launch and something is going to get revealed somewhere in advance.
For a brief time, it seemed that Apple was resigned to a leaky world. It let leaks happen and didn't seem to offer mean threats.
Apple's launch events began to enjoy a more self-deprecatory quality. Well, at least a little.
Recently, though, Cupertino offered a memo to employees, full of dark portents if anyone dared leak details of upcoming gadgets.
Naturally, that memo leaked.
The game now, perhaps, lies in trying to decide which leaks are accidental and which leaks are marketing.
And whether you can even tell the difference.