As Apple prepares to unveil the long awaited newest iPhone model, it appears an employee of the company who could not wait for the official announcement by Apple has gone ahead to shoot. The unknown employee allegedly leaked the device’s new name and features.
The iPhone 8 is reportedly the most important phone created by Apple to date and is set to be revealed during the 10th anniversary of its first smartphone at the company’s new headquarters in California.
While Apple takes great efforts to keep its technologies secret until its showcase events, chief executive Tim Cook spoke in 2012 of the need to “double down” on concealment measures, it is rather unfortunate that someone within the company would intentionally leak the phone’s name and features.
“As best I’ve been able to ascertain, these builds were available to download by anyone, but they were obscured by long, unguessable URLs. Someone within Apple leaked the list of URLs to 9to5Mac and MacRumors. I’m nearly certain this wasn’t a mistake, but rather a deliberate malicious act by a rogue Apple employee.” Said John Gruber, a prominent Apple blogger.
“Whoever did this is the least popular person in Cupertino. More surprises were spoiled by this leak than any leak in Apple history.”
As at the time of writing this report, neither John Gruber nor the two websites know for publishing Apple related contents have disclosed the source of their information.
Some details about the new devices had, however, already been revealed in August, when Apple published some test code for its HomePod speakers.