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Apple Reportedly Asking Chinese Authorities to Crack Down on iPhone 6 Leaks

iPhone rumors this year have included a steady stream of mockups, case designs and alleged schematics for the iPhone 6 emerging from China and other Asian countries. Sonny Dickson, well-known source of Apple hardware rumors, claims this wellspring of leaked information may be drying up due to increased security efforts by Apple and Chinese authorities.

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iPhone 6 mockup (left) obtained by MacRumors and iPhone 5 (right) in the hand

Dickson claims Apple is working with Chinese officials to stifle leaks about the iPhone 6, hiring approximately 200 security officers to catch merchants who are selling accessories allegedly for the iPhone 6.


Apple is known for being a secretive company, with Tim Cook promising shortly after he took over as CEO that he was going to "double down" on secrecy when it came to future product information. Cook may be able to adequately control the flow of information from Apple's employees by reminding them to "do the right thing," but his power does not extend to Asian suppliers.

These overseas suppliers often are the weak link as they are privy to Apple's unreleased products, but lack the strict oversight that discourages employees from intentionally leaking sensitive product details.

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25 weeks ago
Apple are sick of all these iPhone 6 mockups too.
Rating: 35 Votes
25 weeks ago
Bring the jobs to America.
Rating: 24 Votes
25 weeks ago
Is that an iPhone 6 mockup in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?
Rating: 13 Votes
25 weeks ago

Bring the jobs to America.


I could not agree with this statement more!
Rating: 9 Votes
25 weeks ago

The truth is that I'm sick and tired of "Leaked News". It's like watching spoilers before going to see a movie.

I prefer to see the actual product officially announced.


Which is why you're viewing a rumor website.
Rating: 8 Votes
25 weeks ago

Apple Reportedly Asking Chinese Authorities to Crack Down on iPhone 6 Leaks


So the workers decided to leak the information about not leaking? :P
Rating: 7 Votes
25 weeks ago
That tweet makes me think of a group of 200 security men chasing after a group of factory workers holding iphone parts while the benny hill theme plays in the background.
Rating: 5 Votes
25 weeks ago
Apple hired a ninja army? Awesome.
Rating: 4 Votes
25 weeks ago
No more guessing:

Rating: 4 Votes
25 weeks ago

But I need my daily fix of mockups! :D


And all the rumor sites need their page views. :D
Rating: 4 Votes

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