Apple has reportedly hired an elite Chinese task force to prevent further leaks

Apple is renowned for their unreleased products to hit cyberspace before they wish, with various insiders posting unconfirmed images or news online. In fact we've covered tons of news on such leaks, and quite a few different sources have popped up. In particular, Sonny Dickson has played a major role in the exposure of Apple products, and has taken the role of a regular leaker.

Not only do such individuals do what they're good at, but with hundreds of thousands of workers playing a different role in the production process, we would imagine keeping everything under wraps is easier said than done.

Well it looks like Apple is finally taking steps to prevent further leaks, perhaps due to the imminent release of the next-generation iPhone lineup. A Chinese task force has allegedly been assembled to combat the insiders and their secrets. Sonny Dickson recently posted a tweet warning others about the new enforcement team.

Earlier that day, Dickson also tweeted out a message claiming that Apple did indeed ask the Chinese authorities for help.

Mr Dickson previously basked in the glory of iPhone 5 leaks, showing off photos of the device as well as the fingerprint sensor feature. The leaker can be accessed through all forms of his social media, including his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Although he's been quieter this year, he has tweeted recently about the iPhone 6 specifications.

If Apple really did hire the forces, then it's not a necessarily bad move for the end user. Apple could focus more on the the production and marketing side of things, rather than combating influential leakers. Not that we're complaining about leaks, after all, who doesn't like a good bit of Apple gossip?

Source: Sonny Dickson | Apple store on Fifth Avenue by Shutterstock

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LMAO Apple what a bunch of douchebags... get the chinese, bearing in mind they rip off ideas from western companies like crazy even hack into US military and steal fighter plane designs then any lawsuit its thrown out saying it look nothing like it... want them to find the iphone 6 first lmao. Theyll be raiding them apple factories and shipping there own product way before it releases. There stupid!

The "leaks" themselves create the buzz on the street that leads to sales. cheap advertising if you ask me. Now if said leak led to another corp stealing the patent, then that's another ball of wax.

JHBrown said,
Hard to prevent leaks when there are humans involved.

Wow, is it possible to agree with your opinion? Shocking but I do agree with that statement. I guess there is a first time for everything.

Gergel7077 said,

Wow, is it possible to agree with your opinion? Shocking but I do agree with that statement. I guess there is a first time for everything.

Indeed..... I agree with you...... :-)

Gergel7077 said,

Wow, is it possible to agree with your opinion? Shocking but I do agree with that statement. I guess there is a first time for everything.
It's possible. Welcome to the dark side! :-)