Asked by thecizco
I have no clue if those pictures are legit or not. But based on the chatter going around, it *seems* like they’re at least the right idea.
As for Apple being careless, this is a very hard problem to solve. Right now, they outsource the actual manufacturing of their products and that’s where almost all leaks (at least on the hardware end) tend to originate from.
If Apple ever moves production to the U.S. (which they’ve talked about doing in some capacity), leaks will be much easier to control, I imagine. but I doubt they’ll be able move it all back to the U.S.
With all this in mind, it might actually be a savvy move to plant fake products out there to throw people off.