New rule regarding “Leaks/Rumors” Tweets
Over the past few years we have all seen an increase in “leaks” and rumors of future products or software features. Unfortunately, many times these so called “leaks” are not too accurate and they started to spam this subreddit a bit. We have gotten numerous modmails asking us to contain this situation. On one hand, we don’t want to censor discussion about future releases but on the other hand, a lot of “leakers” these days are just spreading misinformation and saying a lot of things hoping one thing will be right. So we have came up with a compromise:
**We will no longer be allowing TWEETS about leaks/rumors but we will allow articles about the tweets.** Normally, we prefer when the original source is posted on r/Apple, but in this case, an article can add more context to a tweet and hopefully add a tiny bit of authenticity to it.
So just to clarify, tweets in general are still allowed on r/Apple, just not tweets that contain leaks or rumors of upcoming releases. Articles about those forbidden tweets are allowed.
**Example:** @MrLeakerPerson on twitter posts a tweet saying “AirPower is back on! Coming in December 2025.”
* This tweet can’t be posted on /r/apple
* But if a news site (MacRumors, 9to5mac, iDownloadblog, Verge, etc…) writes an article about it, we will allow that article.
Nobody will be punished for breaking this rule, just a simple post removal. This rule will be added to the sidebar and our in-depth rule wiki soon.
This rule goes into effect at the time of this being posted.
If you have any questions about this, feel free to ask below or send us a modmail.
-r/Apple Mod Team