In a leaked memo, Apple has warned its employees that if they are found guilty of leaking any confidential company information about Apple's ongoing work, they would have to face termination from their jobs.
Apple has gone full swivel-eyed, control-freak insane on its own employees with a demented internal memo decrying information leaks.
It's odd of Apple to not release the iPhone X in gold, but rumours have come up in the past that the Cupertino company ran into manufacturing issues with the colour. It also noted that in 2017, "Apple caught 29 leakers, and of those, 12 were arrested". Ironically, Bloomberg sourced this news from a "leaked Apple memo" which was posted on Apple's internal blog. These AppleCare employees, who typically work remotely to offer tech support, have been deployed in Apple Stores as in-house support for working through the backlog of iPhone battery replacements. A scoop about an unreleased Apple product can generate massive traffic for a publication and financially benefit the blogger or reporter who broke it.More news: Search for woman in murder investigation has extended to Florida
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By offering a cheaper alternative, Apple will be able to give the premium choice to consumers who are willing to spend a few hundred extra dollars for an upgraded model, complete with OLED display and possibly improved hardware.
Last year, Apple analyst Ming Chi-Kuo of KGI Securities anticipated a gold iPhone ahead of the September iPhone X release.
Apple on its memo also mentioned that the leaked information about a new product can negatively impact sales of the current products.
It elaborated that the arrested were Apple employees, contractors and supply chain partners.
While they carry serious consequences, leaks are completely avoidable. "The best way to honor those contributions is by not leaking".