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Apple reportedly asks Chinese authorities for help on iPhone 6 leaks

updated 02:42 pm EDT, Fri May 30, 2014

Crackdown on iPhone accessory leaks said to involve 200 security officers

Apple is attempting to prevent leaks for the iPhone 6 from slipping out, by allegedly getting help from Chinese authorities. The company is said to be concerned enough about leaks for the smartphone that it is going after accessory manufacturers who are producing items specifically for the iPhone 6, just in case any important details are accidentally made public before Apple's unveiling.

Serial leaker Sonny Dickson claims on Twitter that there are "about 200 security officers trying to catch those who dare to sell i6 accessories," as a reply to his own post about the apparent involvement of authorities in the country. While this could refer to 200 people working on behalf of local authorities, it could also point to the number of people employed to secure the Pegatron and Foxconn production facilities in the region.

Dickson has a fairly accurate track record in terms of Apple-related leaks. Last year, Dickson leaked images of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C parts that were apparently sourced directly from Apple's supply chain.




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  1. coffeetime

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    Joined: 11-15-06

    What? iPhone 6? Never heard of it.

  1. jdonahoe

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    Joined: 07-05-06

    Now they want to stem the tide of rumors and exposures. it's been a month of rumored parts.

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