Regardless of Apple’s efforts to maintain anybody from discovering out what it’s engaged on, leaks have continued to offer 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 called “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 match 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.
In response to Kang, the letter from a regulation agency claimed that his actions might share data with Apple’s rivals, or mislead shoppers about gadgets 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 footage or profited from his data. Nonetheless, the tracker reveals his data has revealed particulars about all the things from the iPhone SE to the HomePod mini. Content material creator Ben Geskin mentioned receiving the same discover final yr, whereas fellow leaker L0vetodream (quantity 5 on the supply rating listing) said they had not received anything.
Apple didn’t reply to a request for remark in regards to the letters or what number of have been despatched. As for Kang, the submit signifies he received’t submit “riddles” or “desires” about upcoming gadgets, so whereas the burden of the risk is unclear, it might have had Apple’s supposed impact.