Leaks have become an integral part of the smartphone industry and it seems impossible to keep a smartphone secret until it is announced these days. However, brands like Samsung and Apple don’t really appreciate that their products are revealed long before the actual announcement. And these leaks most often happen somewhere in the supply chain.
Apparently, Samsung is looking to minimize these leaks and has already issued strong warnings to its supply chain partners. The company has already started investigating leaks and distributing copyright statements so that companies apply strict policies.
What does this mean for leaks in the future? Well, only time will tell, but our best estimate is that during the crackdown, Samsung-related leaks will decrease before picking up the pace once it’s over.
Because let’s face it, even with the strictest rules in place, there is always someone ready to flee. Take Apple for example. There are workers who are required to wear body cameras during their shifts, which proves how seriously Apple takes its intellectual property and we still know everything about a new iPhone long before Tim Cook shows it on stage.
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