May 30, 2014
Tired of all the “iPhone 6” leaks? So is Apple and they want to put a stop to it, according to Sonny Dickson. The blogger claims Apple is reaching out to Chinese officials to end the steady stream of leaks about the company’s next handset. In fact, they have hired approximately 200 security officers to get the job done.
There are about 200 security officers trying to catch those who dare to sell i6 accessories. — Sonny Dickson (@SonnyDickson) May 30, 2014Apple’s secrecy regarding future products is legendary — although I’ve personally thought they have become fairly relaxed during the Tim Cook era. It seems the leaks have grown each year since Cook became Apple’s CEO in 2011. I also believe that most of the rumors about the next iPhone or iPad will turn out to be true. It will be interesting to see if the iPhone 6 leaks are curtailed moving forward, not that it will probably matter. The design for the iPhone 6 has almost certainly been set in stone for many months now. That isn’t going to change just months before Apple is expected to unveil the new handset this fall. According to the many rumors, the next iPhone is expected to feature a thinner design, a sapphire-coated display, an enhanced camera, and an “Apple A8” processor. It’ll be powered by iOS 8, the next-generation iteration of Apple’s mobile OS, and key features could include side-by-side multitasking (for the iPad) and a dedicated “Healthbook” health and fitness app. See also: Op-Ed: Apple Under Tim Cook Is On The Defensive And That Isn't Good, Foxconn To Start Production On Apple's 5.5-Inch 'iPhone 6' In August, and Is This The Back Cover For Apple's Bigger, 4.7-Inch iPhone 6? Via: MacRumors