Few brands have such a lively rumour circuit as Apple. But some of that – often secret – information has now been rapped by the company. They received a warning from a law firm hired by Apple.
One of the informants who received such a letter is an Apple fan who calls himself Kang. He made this public himself through his account on the social network Weibo. According to the website MacRumors, Kang is one of the most reliable goodies.
For example, he published the full specs of the iPhone 12 and HomePod mini speakers before those products were released. He was also entirely right about the software updates that Apple proposed during WWDC 2020.
The letter reportedly states that the goodies “must not release any more information about unreleased Apple products, as this could provide valuable information to Apple’s competition and mislead consumers.” Apple has also taken screenshots of Kang’s Weibo page and cite those images as evidence.
Kang defends himself on his page: “I have never distributed photos of unreleased products or sold information.” He also denies having misled consumers by sharing incorrect information.
Kang does indicate that he will be more cautious with rumours in the future, and he calls on other bloggers to do the same: “Even if you have not signed an agreement with Apple at all, they treat you as if you are abusing commercial information.”