Regardless of Appleâ€™s efforts to maintain anybody from discovering out what itâ€™s engaged on, leaks have continued to provide the world early previews of latest iPhones, Macs and extra. Its marketing campaign to plug the holes is outwardly extending to threats of authorized motion, because the leaker often known as â€śKangâ€ť posted to Weibo this week a couple of discover he obtained from the corporate (through MacRumors).
Kang at present holds the primary spot on the AppleTrack leaderboard, which makes an attempt to match the reliability of the data varied leakers share, and AppleTrack signifies that different leakers have obtained comparable 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.
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Based on Kang, the letter from a legislation agency claimed that his actions may share info with Appleâ€™s rivals, or mislead shoppers about units that arenâ€™t coming. It additionally included screenshots of his Weibo web page, exhibiting posts past the leaks, like ones the place he talked about issues heâ€™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 all the things from the iPhone SE to the HomePod mini. Content material creator Ben Geskin talked about receiving an analogous discover final yr, whereas fellow leaker L0vetodream (quantity 5 on the supply rating record) mentioned that they had not obtained something.
Apple didn’t reply to a request for remark in regards to the letters or what number of had been despatched. As for Kang, the publish signifies he gainedâ€™t publish â€śriddlesâ€ť or â€śgoalsâ€ť about upcoming units, so whereas the burden of the risk is unclear, it could have had Appleâ€™s meant impact.