In a separate incident, an employee who leaked the final version of an unreleased version of iOS, its mobile operating system, was found within days and fired.
In an internal blog post, the notoriously secretive tech giant has attempted to scare off any would-be leakers by suggesting that it might mean the end of their careers - or worse - should they be caught. It appears as if Mark Zuckerberg went into the hearing intending to draw parallels to Apple in a sort of "they did it too" defense, as evidenced by recently leaked notes that the Facebook CEO made before going into the hearing.
"While it may seem flattering to be approached, it's important to remember that you're getting played", the memo states.
The leaked memo also stated that leaking "undermines" the people who've worked on the products for months and "can negatively impact sales" since it gives insider information to rival companies.
According to a report by Bloomberg, the memo was in reference to the 9to5Mac as well as the iOS 11 GM leaks which were seen past year and revealed the iPhone X name along with its features, Animoji, followed by the cellular Apple Watch Series 3 leak which happened ahead of Apple's event.
"The memo conflates "leaking" -which is likely a violation of Apple's corporate confidentiality agreement but not criminal - with serious criminal wrongdoing such as stealing trade secrets for a competitor, or hacking into Apple's property computer systems", said Braunig.
Not surprisingly, Gurman was also first to report on the leak of the memo, which is reprinted in full below.
In many cases, leakers don't set out to leak.
Milunovich believes that Apple has three-point agenda behind the new strategy that defines the price of iPhones scheduled for the launch in late 2018.
It elaborated that the arrested were Apple employees, contractors and supply chain partners.
Over the last few years, Apple has successfully persuaded its customers to increase what they pay for phones from an average of somewhere around $600 to almost $800.BI IntelligenceAt the same time, Apple's three-pronged strategy is to persuade repeat customers to pay more for newer products while offering cheaper devices for first-time customers.
Advanced technology is now making it easier for companies to catch leakers. Last year, another employee was sacked for leaking details about the iPhone X, iPad Pro, and AirPods to 9to5Mac.
They threw all kinds of claims against me, I had a good lawyer that completely understood the problem, did good research, and read the law correctly.
"Everyone comes to Apple to do the best work of their lives - work that matters and contributes to what all 135,000 people in this company are doing together". "The best way to honor those contributions is by not leaking".