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.

Top Rated Comments

Sky Blue Avatar
94 months ago
Apple are sick of all these iPhone 6 mockups too.
Score: 35 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iMacFarlane Avatar
94 months ago
Bring the jobs to America.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
japanime Avatar
94 months ago
Is that an iPhone 6 mockup in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheDoctor1010 Avatar
94 months ago
Bring the jobs to America.

I could not agree with this statement more!
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
1Zach1 Avatar
94 months 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.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MartinAppleGuy Avatar
94 months 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
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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