Apple mentioned specific leaks in the memo. In one case, Apple cited a meeting led by Apple's software engineering head Craig Federighi.
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.
You can read the entire lengthy memo in the Bloomberg report. But the Apple employee who leaks has everything to lose.
The situation is so serious that Apple has been forced to contract employees of other companies to meet all the demands of the customers who are unhappy with their iPhones performance. "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.
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JLR warned in January that hostility towards diesel vehicles and uncertainty over Brexit were affecting its business . A German court ruled in February that cities have the right to ban diesel motors to improve air-quality levels.
The employee who leaked the meeting to a reporter later told Apple investigators that he did it because he thought he wouldn't be discovered.
The March date won't be when services start being pulled but is instead when Apple will make its plan public, allowing users to make ample preparations for the service to close. Just last month, an Apple employee who passed confidential information to the media pertaining to Apple's software roadmap, was caught and fired.
The memo rounds out with a cautionary warning about the dangers of leaking. Going forward, the harsh reality is that it's better to spend a few more bucks getting a device repaired at Apple than going to a third-party, even though the latter is typically far more affordable. Sources from multiple Apple Stores have tipped off 9to5Mac with word that in addition to AppleCare employees, external skilled labor has been brought on to cope with incoming jobs. The company is also working with its suppliers to prevent theft of intellectual property, and to identify individuals who try to access information that they are not entitled to have. In some cases, they face jail time and massive fines for network intrusion and theft of trade secrets both classified as federal crimes.
Apple has denied the rumour, saying, "It's not true" to The Sun this week.