Reliable Leaker Known as 'Kang' Hit With Warning From Apple

The highly reliable Apple leaker known as "Kang" and a number of other unspecified leakers have reportedly received warnings from lawyers representing Apple.

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According to posts on Kang's Weibo account, Apple recently commissioned a law firm to send admonitory letters to a number of leakers.

The letter purportedly cautioned leakers that they must not disclose information about unreleased Apple projects because it may give Apple's competitors valuable information and "mislead customers, because what is disclosed may not be accurate."

Apple purportedly grabbed screenshots of Kang's Weibo as evidence, which included him talking about problems he experienced with the iPhone, product release dates, and purchase suggestions for his followers, as well as more casual posts.

Kang went on to give his personal opinion on the situation. Kang explained that since "I have never published undisclosed product pictures" or sold his information, Apple must take exception to "riddles and dreams" about its undisclosed projects. Apple leaks vaguely characterized as "dreams" have been popularized in recent years by leakers such as "L0vetodream," providing some insiders with a fun mechanism to hint at Apple's future plans without giving too much away.

Even "dreaming will violate their confidentiality mechanism," according to Kang, who said that under Apple's logic "if I have a dream, Apple's competitors will obtain effective information." "Without sending pictures or leaking pictures, I am still used as a target," he said.

Kang commented that "I won't post riddles and dreams in the future," suggested that he will be deleting some previous posts on social media, and expressed the need to "tone back" posting about Apple since "talking will be audited."

Kang argued that he had not misled consumers and said that he was still within his right to make his feelings known about Apple's smartphone experience, remarking that "your company should not interfere with my Weibo."

He also warned other bloggers, saying that if they do not want to "cause trouble... then don't post anything they don't want to tell the public." Even if "you haven't signed any agreement... they think it is infringement and abuse of commercial information."

Kang has been among the most reliable Apple leakers, with successive detailed leaks about Apple's future product and software plans that turned out to be correct. Kang leaked the full details of the iPhone 12 lineup and the HomePod mini before they launched. According to AppleTrack, Kang also correctly leaked a plethora of information about the 2020 iPhone SE, Apple Watch SE, Apple Watch Series 6, iPad 8, and iPad Air 4 prior to launch. In addition, Kang leaked extensive details about Apple's software updates for WWDC in 2020.

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Top Rated Comments

Serban55 Avatar
16 weeks ago
Now thats a true leaker...nobody will send to Jon Prosser nothing because hes just a guesser
Score: 72 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mallow Avatar
16 weeks ago
This case is dead in the water in America. First amendment protections apply since he isn’t an Apple employee. Apple is just being a bully.
Score: 55 Votes (Like | Disagree)
boss.king Avatar
16 weeks ago
How can it be both valuable information but also misleading or not accurate?
Score: 53 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Premium1 Avatar
16 weeks ago
Don't back down Kang! Keep at it. Funny how Apple claims he is "misinforming people" when his leaks don't seem to be anywhere near as damning as some other leakers that post things. Apple should maybe focus on their employees leaking information instead of outsiders not employed by Apple.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pezimak Avatar
16 weeks ago
Not sure how reaching Apples lawyers can be here? If the leaker isn’t employed by Apple, isn’t selling the information, isn’t gaining earnings from it. Then surely they have no legal right to block them from leaking the information? Surely the law applies to the leakers sources or whoever is under a contract or NDA with Apple?
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Chiromac81 Avatar
16 weeks ago
I don't think Prosser has to worry about anything...Apple would be better off sending a legal letter to a coin that can be flipped LMAO
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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