Apple gets help from Chinese authorities to fight iPhone 6 leaks

By , May 30, 2014

iPhone 6 (Martin Hajek 010)

There has been an abundance of iPhone 6 rumors and leaks over the past several months, ranging from alleged photos of the back cover and backlight panels to 3D printed mockup models and purported cases for the 5.5-inch smartphone. But the leaked information could be coming to a halt, as the well-connected Sonny Dickson tweets that Apple has enlisted the help of 200 security officers in China to catch anyone suspected of selling iPhone 6 accessories… 

A few years ago, Apple chief executive Tim Cook boldly claimed that the company was going to “double down” on the secrecy of its products. The rumor mill has not seemed to slow down, however, so perhaps reaching out to Chinese authorities was the next logical move. But with so many people involved in the process of making a new iPhone, including manufacturing and transportation, preventing iPhone leaks is a steep challenge.

Even if Apple is able to fight the leaks, many of the purported details of the iPhone 6 have already been leaked. We know that the iPhone 6 is expected to be released in both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions, and could have a resolution of 1706 × 960 pixelsNFC capabilities, a slimmer design with an all-aluminum curved shell, software-based image stabilization, a relocated power button and several other new features.

Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 6 in September.

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  • Virus

    oh well too late we’ve all seen what the iphone6 looks like now

    • Arthur Geron

      I didn’t : )

    • http://www.grahammiranda.com/ Graham Miranda

      We’ve already seen more than we had to

    • Rowan09

      Still a lot we don’t know. The closer it gets to a release we would know everything.

    • Stefano

      i hope theres none of that ugly antenna outline going on with the launch model.

      • Virus

        Why lots of problems with the iPhone 4 signal I’d rather have them ugly antenna outlines and get a good signal

  • Rowan09

    Personally I hate leaks, I want to be surprise.

    • regkilla

      Yeah I wish there was no leaks.

    • Mark

      Then why click on articles like this? Not trying to be a smart a$$ but….

      • Rowan09

        This article wasn’t about leaks. I hate leaks, but it’s inevitable now and if an article is posted on this blog I look once in a while. It still doesn’t mean I wouldn’t appreciate no leaks at all.

  • iDude

    Leaks is same as you would normally feel on toilet – gives you chills! why stop now, IMO, it did them good than the opposite.

  • Rigs101

    Watch apple say the hell with this no iphone this year until the leaks stop

    • regkilla

      They wont since they need to make MOAR money.

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Considering they just splashed the cash on buying Beats I don’t think money is a problem for Apple ;)

  • Omar Sharif

    If they are trying to stop these leaks , that means these leaks are true

  • Walter van Bergen

    Wow software based imagine stabilization!!!! That’s what I call radical! Try to beat that Samsung!

  • ថាន ហាំងស៊ា

    how many months after wwdc14 will release iphone6 4.7 and 5.5?

    • Gustavo Adolfo Mirabal

      Usually September

  • Kyle

    There’s been an abundance of iPhone 6 leaks? All I’ve seen is a sketchy leak of some schematics and one or two rumored features…

  • Decio Arruda

    The title should rather be: Apple most likely paid a lot of money to Chinese Authorities to help stop iPhone 6 leaks.

  • @dongiuj

    Apple needs the rumors.

  • blastingbigairs

    Maybe another Apple executive will leave one at a local bar again???? Tell me that wasn’t deliberate.

  • Chun-Li aka ThunderThighs

    So we all know how the iPhone 6 going to look like now.