Apple Stores are overwhelmed by the huge number of iPhone battery replacement requests.
Last year, Apple released a red version of the iPhone 7 to commemorate the decadelong partnership with Product Red, according to CNNMoney.
The memo goes on to say that "leaked information about a new product can negatively impact sales of the current model", and that it can "give rival companies more time to begin on a competitive response; and lead to fewer sales of that new product when it arrives".
"The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus improve on everything we love about iPhone, including Retina HD displays that are more handsome than ever, the most powerful and smartest chip ever in a smartphone with the A11 Bionic and more advanced cameras for unbelievable photos and videos", says Greg Joswiak, Apple's vice president of Product Marketing.
But that doesn't mean that Apple is impervious to leakers, and the last 12 months have been a little worse than usual. It will have the same physical size and form factor as old iPhone X however Apple will push the bezel-reduced full screen design with the contentious notch. "These people not only lose their jobs, they can face extreme difficulty finding employment elsewhere".
The memo also details what happens to leakers who are caught. Now, Apple Store employees have admitted that the Cupertino-based company is hiring external contractors to assist the Apple Store employees. Unless they are an authorized-by-Apple fix provider, however, they can only obtain "after-market" parts, not parts directly from the iPhone manufacturer. Although the documents in the filing were processed in September 2017, there are indications that Apple prepared them as early as July.
Apple Stores have been flooded with iPhone users in search of iPhone battery replacement since the end of a year ago.
Out of upcoming models, One will be an update of iPhone X. Its name is expected to be iPhone X2. Last year, another employee was sacked for leaking details about the iPhone X, iPad Pro, and AirPods to 9to5Mac. In some cases, they face jail time and massive fines for network intrusion and theft of trade secrets both classified as federal crimes.