Apple's memo warning employees about leaking information is predictably leaked

Apple's memo warning employees about leaking information is predictably leaked

The memo also discloses several incidences where many sensitive data has been leaked to the media, like the leaked iOS 11 GM, which revealed the details of the iPhone X. The employees who leaked the data of the meetings where Craig Federighi detailed delays to planned functionality in iOS 12 to focus on improving existing features are also fired by Apple.

In an internal blog post, the notoriously secretive tech giant has attempted to scare off any would-be leakers by suggesting that it might mean the end of their careers - or worse - should they be caught. The memo highlights how earlier this year, they caught and fired an employee who leaked details from an internal meeting. "Instead, people who work for Apple are often targeted by press, analysts and bloggers who befriend them on professional and social networks like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook and begin to pry for information". "While it may seem flattering to be approached, it's important to remember that you're getting played", it stated, adding that once a person loses their job for leaking, finding employment elsewhere could be hard. They claim to have caught 29 employees previous year and 12 of them were eventually arrested.

The letter allegedly said: "Apple will no longer accept new submissions of iTunes LPS after March 2018". The company need to deal with both the leaks among its own corporate employees as well as from its supplier partners. The FCC document that comes courtesy of MacRumors was filed in September a year ago and includes several images of a gold iPhone X with multiple angles to outline the included features and dimensions of the device. They highlighted how Apple has been successful in persuading its customers to increase what they pay for iPhones from an average of somewhere around $600 to almost $800 in the last few years. A scoop about an unreleased Apple product can generate massive traffic for a publication and financially benefit the blogger or reporter who broke it.

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But in case Apple employees get too cosy hating journalists, there still some bile reserved for them.

"Leakers do not simply lose their jobs at Apple".

Apple announced Monday that it will be releasing a new red version of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, according to The Verge. Sources from multiple Apple Stores have tipped off 9to5Mac with word that in addition to AppleCare employees, external skilled labor has been brought on to cope with incoming jobs. 12 of them were arrested. Leaks can also impact sales of current devices, as consumers hold off on buying as they know something better is soon to arrive.

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