According to Motherboard the specifics of the legal case is relevant only to Norway, the lawsuit should be of interest to other independent fix shops around the world who may face similar situations with Apple.
In a leaked internal memo, the company had reportedly told employees it "caught 29 leakers" a year ago and 12 were arrested.
It concludes by sharing the news that 12 of the leakers in 2017 were arrested.
Ironically this internal memo was also leaked to the media confirming just how bad the situation is at Cupertino right now. That can give rivals a head start on catching up with Apple, ahead of an actual public unveiling of the device. In one case, Apple cited a meeting led by Apple's software engineering head Craig Federighi. Last year, the company held a meeting with employees where it discussed how it plans to prevent leaks, talked about how leakers were caught, and answered employees' questions.
There were leaks previous year that Apple was planning a third color for iPhone X, but the company ended up launching the device in just two (Space Gray and Silver). Last year, Apple". Multiple employees were caught sharing details about the iPhone X, iPad Pro and Airpods with a 9to5 Mac reporter, according to the memo.
Investments by Apple have had an enormous impact on the company's ability to identify and catch leakers. Despite this, information continues to make its way out of Apple. When asked why he did it, he responded by saying that he didn't think he'd be caught.
These leaks come from direct employees, contractors, and suppliers and include information about future products and software features.
Putting Apple in a rather harsh light, a freshly leaked memo shows the draconian measures it takes to stop employees and business partners from leaking sensitive information.
Leaks have become more common under CEO Tim Cook, but this memo claims numerous supply chain leaks have been stopped. "But the Apple employee who leaks has everything to lose". "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.
The establishment of a very us-versus-them culture when dealing with outsiders is notable because it means Apple employees may fear becoming whistleblowers. A scoop about an unreleased Apple product can generate massive traffic for a publication and financially benefit the blogger or reporter who broke it.