Apple warns employees: Leaking iPhone info can land you in jail

Apple warns employees: Leaking iPhone info can land you in jail

This morning, Bloomberg posted the internal memo in full.

The memo said "leakers in the supply chain" were also getting caught, adding: "Leakers do not simply lose their jobs at Apple".

Apple has been swamped with high demand for subsidized iPhone battery replacements ever since it began offering them as part of its apology for failing to disclose that it throttled the performance of older iPhones. Also, while Apple found 29 leakers in its organization, 12 of them were arrested for leaking details about the company's future plans as well as activities, a report has stated.

The Apple logo is displayed on the exterior of an Apple Store on February 1, 2018, in San Francisco.

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The Guardian could not independently confirm the memo, and the company did not respond to a request for comment on Friday.

To help stop leaks, Apple is urging its employees to be wary of reporters and media outlets who may try to befriend them in exchange for inside information.

Apple warned its employees that leaking details about the latest iPhone could land them in jail. Multiple employees were caught sharing details about the iPhone X, iPad Pro and Airpods with a 9to5 Mac reporter, according to the memo. He also said the CEOs approached Apple to find a middle ground for the case by inking a licensing deal, but the United States firm has rejected the offer. Apple's Global Security team employs investigators who have previously worked in the US military, USA intelligence agencies like the National Security Agency, and law enforcement agencies like the Secret Service and the F.B.I. Tech companies like Apple have the means to discover who is passing along confidential information. "But the Apple employee who leaks has everything to lose". But the Apple employee who leaks has everything to lose. "That's a reasonable goal, but talking about the number of employees you've had arrested seems like an over-the-top scare tactic". With the iPhone X not selling as well as expected, analysts say Apple might "counter intuitively" raise the price when it launches the new version of the flagship phone later this year. It's signature press event formula, honed by Steve Jobs, relies on an element of surprise.

A few days ago, Apple CEO Tim Cook pointed out that Apple would stand to gain a lot from monetizing user data, but that they don't do so because they value their users' privacy.

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