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Old May 30, 2014, 11:06 AM   #1
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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.

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.

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There are about 200 security officers trying to catch those who dare to sell i6 accessories. - Sonny Dickson (@SonnyDickson) May 30, 2014
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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Old May 30, 2014, 11:07 AM   #2
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Apple are sick of all these iPhone 6 mockups too.
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Old May 30, 2014, 11:08 AM   #3
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I'm sure they get a nice payoff for what they leak.
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Old May 30, 2014, 11:08 AM   #4
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Apple hired a ninja army? Awesome.
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Old May 30, 2014, 11:10 AM   #5
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So I wonder if some of the specs and mockups we've seen are indeed accurate...

*sigh* I have hated this bubbly edge design from the beginning. Aw well, Apple doesn't care what I think so bring on the iPhone 6...
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Old May 30, 2014, 11:10 AM   #6
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Bring the jobs to America.
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Old May 30, 2014, 11:10 AM   #7
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But I need my daily fix of mockups!
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Old May 30, 2014, 11:11 AM   #8
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Apple shouldn't get TOO secretive... after all, the leaks build up product interest momentum before official announcements.

A company like Apple that doesn't release products every day (like certain others I could mention) doesn't suffer if a little bit of information is fed to the world through unofficial drip-feeds.

The fans need something to feed on!
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Old May 30, 2014, 11:11 AM   #9
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The leaks must be true then! The next iPhone will not only be able to blend it'll be able to transform into a blender!
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Old May 30, 2014, 11:12 AM   #10
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Bit late for iPhone 6 leaks.

May as well start afresh with cracking down on iPhone 6S/7 leaks.
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Old May 30, 2014, 11:12 AM   #11
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But I need my daily fix of mockups!
And all the rumor sites need their page views.
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Old May 30, 2014, 11:12 AM   #12
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Is that an iPhone 6 mockup in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?
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Old May 30, 2014, 11:13 AM   #13
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Bit late for iPhone 6 leaks.

May as well start afresh with cracking down on iPhone 6S/7 leaks.
How so?

If this is true, then there may be things that have not yet leaked.
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Old May 30, 2014, 11:14 AM   #14
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Bring the jobs to America.
I could not agree with this statement more!
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Apple Reportedly Asking Chinese Authorities to Crack Down on iPhone 6 Leaks
So the workers decided to leak the information about not leaking? :P
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Old May 30, 2014, 11:16 AM   #16
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You know what this means: body cavity searches. Bust out the gloves, lubrication and flashlights.
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Old May 30, 2014, 11:16 AM   #17
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How so?

If this is true, then there may be things that have not yet leaked.
That's what I thought last year, that the leaks may not be true. Turns out 99% of them were spot on.

The iPhone 6 has leaked, big time. Just look back at the last few pages of this, there's really not much left to leak:

http://iphone.macrumors.com/
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Old May 30, 2014, 11:17 AM   #18
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I can imagine Chinese suppliers must be infested with Google and Samsung trolls too.
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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.

ImageiPhone 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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I don't understand why anyone bothers leaking iPhone designs or why Apple's bothering to crack down. I enjoy my iPhone 5 and I'll buy an iPhone 6, but there's nothing interesting about the leaks I've seen. Other than the size and being a sliver thinner, it's virtually identical in appearance to the 5. What's the big deal?
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Old May 30, 2014, 11:20 AM   #21
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So what fire me, I just made 50,000 american dollars off that blurry pic using my cheap knock-off cell phone which is 10 years my yearly salery, so said the Foxcom employee.....
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Old May 30, 2014, 11:22 AM   #22
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Little late for this I think...We basically have all but a fully functioning iPhone 6. It's not like leaks are anything new. Apple should be a bit more proactive.
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Old May 30, 2014, 11:24 AM   #23
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Just check the local bars you'll surely find some of the culprits there with them.
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Old May 30, 2014, 11:25 AM   #24
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Bring the jobs to America.

Sounds like the "Bar Event" never happened, and you don't mind get your iPhone 6 when others are using iPhone 6s or even iPhone 7. LOL refer details to Mac Pro
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You know what this means: body cavity searches. Bust out the gloves, lubrication and flashlights.
Not a problem here. Apparently the new iPhone is so huge that average-sized body cavities cannot possibly hold the new one. One will have to upgrade to larger-sized cavities to have any chance of smuggling this much larger phone.

And this just in- new pants with much larger pockets on sale at Target.
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