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 often called “Kang” posted to Weibo this week a few discover he obtained from the corporate (through MacRumors).
Kang presently holds the primary spot on the AppleTrack leaderboard, which makes an attempt to check the reliability of the knowledge numerous 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.
In line with Kang, the letter from a legislation agency claimed that his actions may share data with Apple’s opponents, or mislead customers about units that aren’t coming. It additionally included screenshots of his Weibo web page, exhibiting 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, revealed undisclosed photos or profited from his data. Nonetheless, the tracker exhibits his data has revealed particulars about all the pieces from the iPhone SE to the HomePod mini. Content material creator Ben Geskin talked about receiving an analogous discover final 12 months, whereas fellow leaker L0vetodream (quantity 5 on the supply rating record) stated that they had not obtained something.
Apple didn’t reply to a request for remark concerning the letters or what number of had been despatched. As for Kang, the put up signifies he received’t put up “riddles” or “goals” about upcoming units, so whereas the load of the menace is unclear, it might have had Apple’s supposed impact.