In recent years, the major smartphone manufacturers have been unable to hide practically anything they are developing to present at their events. In the case of Apple, when it launched the iPhone 12, the specifications and much more were already known. When the AirPods Max was launched, the design was already known, AirTags were already talked about for a long time, Macs with M1 were leaked before being officialized and the iPhone 13 information is already spread around the world. Apple leaks are valuable and the company wants to stop these leaks at all costs.
Interestingly, information left over from the Jon Prosser leak reveals that Apple will force some employees to use police-like body cameras in response to leaks.
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Everything about Apple generates a lot of curiosity, creates trends in the markets, influences other brands and generates hype that the media leverages to get people interested in the technology. In addition to attracting those who follow and like the brand, Apple subjects also attract those who hate it. Therefore, a leak is invaluable, but it brings problems to the company itself.
Apple has already implemented within its facilities several systems that make some employees not have access to what others are developing. There is an intentional separation for each team to work without knowing what the other is researching.
Now the Cupertino company, for the first time, is forcing some of its employees to use “police-grade” body cameras, similar to the No. 1 police camera, the Axon Body 2. Eventually it will be the same device.
These measures have started to be implemented in recent weeks, which may indicate that there are products in the final phase, about to appear and that they should not be released abroad before their time.
While this is the first time we’ve heard of such strenuous efforts by a company to stop information leaks from occurring, it’s not the first warning Apple has given its employees. In April 2018, Bloomberg reported an information leak that prompted Apple to send a memo to its employees indicating that such a practice is against company rules.
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