Prolific Leaker Claims Apple Busted Them With A Sting Operation
Apple leaking has always been a difficult business thanks to the company’s tight hold on information. Now, a recently prominent leaker claims that they’ve been the subject of a “multi-step sting” and will no longer be sharing information.
The leaker in question, @analyst941 on Twitter, had previously claimed to have a connection to someone working on Apple’s software team.
Now, they’ve posted to the MacRumors forums to say that they have been the subject of a sting that not only brought them trouble, but also saw their source fired. To make matters worse, that source is supposedly their sister.
The leaker posted on the MacRumors forum to say that they will “no longer be around,” adding that the recent Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro for iPad release appears to have been part of the sting. They had previously said the apps were being worked on but were years away from release.
The breaking point was multiple, if not almost all who knew about FCP/Logic iPad development was given a unique combination of release dates — unfortunately the combination I shared on Twitter matched the combination given to my sister as the FCP+Logic timeframe, along with other small factors.
At this point it is still difficult to know whether any of this is true. We still don’t know how many of their leaks are accurate and won’t do until WWDC23 rolls around next month. This leaker did predict the iPhone 14 Pro’s Dynamic Island, but they only started to become prolific recently.