Apple tells employees to stop leaking information, in a leaked memo

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Apple has had 12 employees arrested over the course of past year for leaking internal information about future software plans, according to a memo leaked (ironically) today, spotted by Bloomberg.

The memo said "leakers in the supply chain" were also getting caught, adding: "Leakers do not simply lose their jobs at Apple". "These people not only lose their jobs, they can face extreme difficulty finding employment elsewhere", Apple wrote in the post. The memo warned employees not to leak confidential information. Both times leakers said they doubted they'd be caught.

According to sources inside the company, as reported byDigital Music News, Apple has locked in a firm date for the store shutdown. A memo meant for Apple employees' eyes only revealed that 29 leakers were caught previous year by Apple.

"The potential criminal consequences of leaking are real", said Apple's Global Security's Tom Moyer.

The memo has been leaked to Bloomberg.

While Metro reported that LPs would be removed from iTunes, Apple confirmed to tech site The Verge that existing LPs will continue to be available.

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Apple is known for not divulging any information about upcoming products before they launch. "And that can become part of your personal and professional identity forever". 12 of those were arrested.

"Within days, the leaker was identified through an internal investigation and fired". It's possible that the stainless steel frame of the gold iPhone X was causing problems, as Apple was able to release the iPhone 8 - which uses an aluminium frame - in gold. 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.

The memo also listed examples of people the company caught, including employees who shared details about the iPhone 10 and iPad Pro to a reporter.

Internal leaks are frequent in Silicon Valley companies, but have been noted to be on the increase at Apple particularly.

Apple seems to be notorious for its culture of secrecy and has reportedly made employees sign non-disclosure agreements specific to projects and even used black cloths to cover unreleased products. He fortifies, "The best way to honor those contributions is by not leaking".

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