Apple’s biggest spoilers: The developers who cracked the iPhone X code

“When Apple execs stepped onstage for September’s big iPhone X unveiling, they had precious few surprises up their sleeves,” Luke Dormehl writes for Cult of Mac. “This year’s iPhone keynote became one of the most spoiled in history, thanks to major software leaks — and a pair of industrious young developers who dug into Apple’s code to pierce the veil of Apple’s vaunted secrecy apparatus.”

“Steven Troughton-Smith and Guilherme Rambo, who live thousands of miles apart in Ireland and Brazil, dutifully combed through the leaked code,” Dormehl writes. “Working separately but in parallel, they pieced together clues that allowed them to reverse-engineer Apple’s plans. Then they released their findings on Twitter, painting an incredibly accurate picture of the iPhone X in a drip-drip-drip of juicy, spoiler-filled tweets.”

“The end result? An Apple event upstaged by leaks, and by the hard work of two curious coders,” Dormehl writes. “Cult of Mac talked with Troughton-Smith and Rambo to find out how they uncovered some of Apple’s most closely kept secrets.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Apple’s ODF. “Doubling down on secrecy,” indeed.

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    1. Pipeline Timmy, the Obvious D!(k F#(%3r?

      Hardly. It’s Apple’s Own Damn Fault, more likely. Double down on security left aside for double down on Darryl doing Dallas.

      Not likely to be online dating fatigue.

  1. this is hard work for the Apple security team who are working on keeping apple secrets from being leaked from China. The Chinese bosses will laugh and point fingers at the american security personnel, telling them to work hard in Cupertino where the leaks are happening and more revealing then the leaks from China

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