iPhone 8 Secrets, Screens & Video leaked by a 20 year old
When Apple CEO Tim Cook said his company was “doubling down” on secrecy, he probably didn’t count on Benjamin Geskin stepping onto the scene. The 20-year-old Latvian college student has become the envy of the Apple world, revealing the secrets around the company’s next iPhone.
The iPhone 8, launching in the tenth year of the iPhone’s existence, is going to be big. We know it’s probably going to launch in the fall — Geskin leaked a staff memo — and we know Apple has been testing two different designs. A 5.8-inch OLED screen, thin bezels, wireless charging, glass backing, 3D front cameras. Essentially, anything you’ve heard about Apple’s next big thing, Geskin probably leaked at some point.
In between leaks, he’s a design student at the Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration who has defended his work to academics, and expects to receive his diploma in the next few weeks.
It’s an impressive resume, but surprisingly, the iPhone 8 is Geskin’s first leak — “and I think not last,” he tells Inverse. Geskin took some time out of breaking news to talk about his sources for iPhone 8 leaks.
When did you first start getting involved in these leaks?
So, it all started with other peoples’ leaks, and my feature was to make fast renderings. I wanted to show people how the products will look before the official announcement. I combined rumors with photo and schematics leaks to create renderings of what these products will look like. I’ve been making these renderings for three years now, two of which I’ve been sharing them on Twitter.
Eventually, my renders started to get very popular in China, and some people contacted me, and provided some information and pictures.
Do your friends and family know about what you do? What do they think?
Yes they know. They think this is something special and exciting. They are happy for me because I enjoy this stuff.