Regardless of Apple’s efforts to maintain anybody from discovering out what it’s engaged on, leaks have continued to provide the world early previews of recent iPhones, Macs and extra. Its marketing campaign to plug the holes is seemingly extending to threats of authorized motion, because the leaker referred to as “Kang” posted to Weibo this week a couple of discover he acquired from the corporate (by way of MacRumors).
Kang at the moment holds the primary spot on the AppleTrack leaderboard, which makes an attempt to check the reliability of the data numerous leakers share, and AppleTrack signifies that different leakers have acquired related messages. Previous to the iPhone 12 launch, Kang posted about all 4 fashions that Apple had ready, revealing their costs, colours and deliberate launch dates.
Based on Kang, the letter from a legislation agency claimed that his actions may share info with Apple’s rivals, or mislead customers about units that aren’t coming. It additionally included screenshots of his Weibo web page, displaying posts past the leaks, like ones the place he talked about issues he’s had with Apple merchandise.
For his half, Kang claims to have by no means signed an NDA, printed undisclosed footage or profited from his info. Nonetheless, the tracker reveals his info has revealed particulars about the whole lot from the iPhone SE to the HomePod mini. Content material creator Ben Geskin mentioned receiving an identical discover final 12 months, whereas fellow leaker L0vetodream (quantity 5 on the supply rating checklist) said they had not received anything.
Apple didn’t reply to a request for remark concerning the letters or what number of have been despatched. As for Kang, the put up signifies he gained’t put up “riddles” or “desires” about upcoming units, so whereas the burden of the risk is unclear, it might have had Apple’s meant impact.