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Leaker Goes Dark as Apple Allegedly Catches Source in 'Multi-Step Sting'

Leaker Goes Dark as Apple Allegedly Catches Source in 'Multi-Step Sting'

Posted May 10, 2023 at 5:21pm by iClarified
Leaker 941, a source of numerous rumors about Apple's future plans, has gone dark, allegedly after their source was caught and fired by Apple in a 'multi-step sting'.

The leaker claims their source was a sister who worked at the company. To flush her out, Apple purportedly gave individual employees involved in FCP/Logic iPad development a unique combination of release dates. When 941 leaked Final Cut Pro for iPad in 2024 and Logic Pro in 2025, the company was able to identify the source. Both Final Cut Pro for iPad and Logic Pro for iPad were indeed real, but will both be released on May 23, 2023.

The Twitter account for 941 has now been deactivated and the following goodbye message has been posted on MacRumors' forums.


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Hello everyone.

This is my final message to everyone.

I will no longer be around, but you deserve a proper goodbye. I don't want to share too many details right now because of the legality of things — but a multi-step sting has gotten my sister fired from Apple, and unfortunately I am afraid next is legal action being taken against both of us, separately.

I can't believe I did this, I'm so sorry to my sister and Apple as a whole. I don't know what else to say. I know she is destroyed, she also hates me right now, like I don't even know that I have a sister anymore.


I don't know if I even have a life beyond this, I don't know what can happen at this point.

I enjoyed the ride, to any body out there who gets a source, keep the details at a minimum. It could be costly.

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.

I may have shared too much here regarding this situation already, but goodbye. Thanks for taking the time to meet me. Learn from me and don't let it happen to you or anyone you love.

My PGP key is on my MacRumors posts. Please save it if you ever want to contact me in the future. I will be deleting this account within 24 hours for my safety.

-941
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While we are still unable to verify these claims, here are some of the other rumors shared by 941 in the past:
New Maps Live Activity Rumored for iOS 17 [Image]
Images Allegedly Reveal iOS 17 Design Updates (Wallet and Health)
New Wallpaper Grid View Rumored for iOS 17
iPad Rumored to Get Lock Screen Customization in iPadOS 17
watchOS 10 Rumored to Feature Grid Layout for Home Screen With Folder Support

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Leaker Goes Dark as Apple Allegedly Catches Source in 'Multi-Step Sting'
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onereader
onereader - May 11, 2023 at 2:27am
Poor guy is in trouble now. Hopefully he made enough money to support his lawsuits
virgil_x
virgil_x - May 10, 2023 at 6:26pm
As am apple fanboy this is so heartbreaking to hear 💔
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