A leaked version of iOS 14, likely obtained from within Apple’s supply chain in China, has been circulating around iPhone jailbreaking and hacking circles since at least February.

While leaks about upcoming Apple products aren’t uncommon, sources in the jailbreaking community say that the iOS 14 build is “the first time ever” that a full early build of unreleased Apple software has surfaced so many months in advance.

Those sources told Motherboard that they think a development iPhone running an early version of the software was obtained from within Apple’s supply chain in China. At some point, someone purchased that device for “thousands of dollars” and extracted the internal iOS 14 build, which was dated December 2019.

Independent security researchers also confirmed to Motherboard that an early iOS 14 build was given to security researchers so that they could get an early look at the code to find vulnerabilities. Other venues have found avenues for purchas

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