Apple warns employees to stop leaking information to media

  • Apple warns employees to stop leaking information to media

Apple warns employees to stop leaking information to media

A filing from Apple at the Federal Communications Commission has revealed a yet-to-be-released gold iPhone X. Because the confidentiality period on the photos has lapsed, we get to see the unannounced iPhone X in all its garish glory. Due to some manufacturing hurdles, it took a few weeks before Apple was able to ramp up supply to sufficiently meet demand.

Apple is totally outnumbered by the huge number of customers coming to Apple Store and asking for replacement of iPhone batteries in order to return the phone performance to normal. The company need to deal with both the leaks among its own corporate employees as well as from its supplier partners.

iPhone users have begun to assault Apple Stores asking for battery replacements after Apple cut the cost for this procedure from $80 to $30. "But the Apple employee who leaks has everything to lose".

Apple is expected to introduce three new models of iPhone late this year.

Contractors are required to undergo training as with other Apple staff before handling customers' iPhones.

The Guardian could not independently confirm the memo, and the company did not respond to a request for comment on Friday. But Apple's obsession with confidentiality and secrecy goes beyond that of most tech companies; past year, the Outline obtained a recording of an internal briefing at Apple meant to address its war on leakers. It specifies that the employees who lose their jobs for leaking unannounced information face "extremely difficulty" finding employment elsewhere.

Every year the details of the new products are leaked ahead of the launch.

With this memo, Apple has made it clear that they have zero tolerance for leaks of confidential information. And it particularly hates the ones that point out the ludicrous lengths and lies its PR people go to in preventing non-fawners from attending its events.

"Within days, the leaker was identified through an internal investigation and fired".

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", the memo states.

"Global Security's digital forensics also helped catch several employees who were feeding confidential details about new products including iPhone X, iPad Pro and AirPods to a blogger at 9to5Mac".

If the leaks don't stop, Apple warned potential legal action and criminal charges. Leaks can also impact sales of current devices, as consumers hold off on buying as they know something better is soon to arrive.