This comes as quite a surprising and a bad news for the tech enthusiasts who always wanted to stay ahead in learning about the upcoming stuff in the tech world. Evleaks, the Twitter account run by Evan Blass has announced retirement and the account would now not share anything, and this will for sure encourage many others to come up with such similar initiatives, but Evan was someone who most of the times got it right when there was a leak about any phone or gadget, and it was almost the original which the company releases in the near future.
It was Evleaks through whom we got to know the first that Nokia is coming up with Android as the OS, and the very famous HTC One (M8) too was leaked first through Evleaks, and there are several other firsts from Evan, and this account is followed by tech enthusiasts and writers from around the world, and currently has over 186k followers on Twitter.
Few hours ago, the tweet said it all:
All good things must come to an end. Thank you for an amazing two years. [RETIREMENT]
According to an interview with TheNextWeb, Evan Blass said it was “money”, the reason behind this decision. “These matters are always somewhat complicated, but like many things, it mostly comes down to money. Trying to monetize a stream of Twitter leaks is not easy. First I tried monthly sponsorships. Then weekly. Then single sponsored tweets. I took donations — felt like online panhandling.”
It was always good sources, good colleagues and ideas that got Evleaks the coolest and fastest leaks than anybody else in the industry. The future of the website is an unknown at this point. Evan said that the will keep the Twitter handle as a personal feed for those who are still interested, but we might not be seeing much of “Tech” leaks and renders from the famous account any more.