Apple sends legal notice to Chinese leaker, asks him to reveal his sources


According to recent reports, Apple is applying several measures to prevent its upcoming devices from leaking. The company had activated several in-house and external strategies to curtail the embarrassing leaks of its unreleased products. The Cupertino-based firm has recently had security convictions for some of its employees who accessed and divulged unauthorized information. It has also put several security protocols to cut to the zero the leak of its trade secrets.

However, recently, the company seems to be pushing things a little further. The company has recently sent a cease and desist notice to a leakster in China. According to a Weibo user who has posted a letter from Apple China’s legal representative, Fangda Partners, warns the tipster to desist from publishing and disseminating information about the Apple iPhone prototypes. Interestingly, the company has given the alleged leaker 14 days to respond to the allegation of the unauthorized release of the company’s trade secrets. The company wants even the leaker to reveal the sources of the leaked prototypes.

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“You have disclosed without authorization a large amount of information related to Apple’s unreleased and rumored products, which has constituted a deliberate infringement of Apple’s trade secrets. Through investigation, Apple has obtained relevant evidence about your unauthorized disclosure of Apple’s unreleased and rumored product. Your intentional infringement is specifically manifested as: publishing unpublished information about Apple’s new products through social media platforms. It includes, but is not limited to the design and performance of these new products.”

For now, it is unclear what the company will do next. The company may even escalate the case to a court case. However, the impact of this new move from Apple is already bringing some effect. The report goes on that several tipsters are gradually cleaning their stables. The measure is in a bid to get themselves protected from possible retaliation from Apple. This action can also lead to actions on Weibo. Apparently, the firm is really winning the battle which can make leaks from Apple products something very rare. After all, not many tipsters will risk themselves by leaking an Apple product.

The Apple iPhones have been the subject of many leaks from time to time. The 2021 iPhones, for example, are already known despite the fact that they will not go official before September. We already know that there are four devices coming, we also know that the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will come with OLED displays offering 120 Hz of refresh rate.

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