They said Apple could make an announcement about iTunes music downloads being stopped in early 2019 or by March 31 next year. Just last month, an Apple employee who passed confidential information to the media pertaining to Apple's software roadmap, was caught and fired.
Korean mobile technology solutions firm Firstface will file a suit against United States tech giant Apple for copying a feature to unlock the smartphone screen through bitometric sensor-based user authentication, according to news reports on April 12. Apple might have seen it coming and that's the reason Tim Cook and team is restlessly brainstorming to arrive at a magical figure they could tag the upcoming iPhone with and see people falling for it, like 2015. Recently a memo was leaked which revealed that Apple employees have been made clear that in such situations, they will be fired and a legal action will be taken against them when possible while there also being blacklisted from other companies. This message was then promptly leaked to Bloomberg, where it can be read in its entirety. A scoop about an unreleased Apple product can generate massive traffic for a publication and financially benefit the blogger or reporter who broke it. Apple has sent a caution to the employees on the consequences of the privacy breach in the memo. The leaked information can result either in negative sales of an existing product or a slow start to a new product or can give a chance to competitors to enter the market before Apple does. Last year, another employee was sacked for leaking details about the iPhone X, iPad Pro, and AirPods to 9to5Mac. Now, Apple Store employees have admitted that the Cupertino-based company is hiring external contractors to assist the Apple Store employees.
In addition to not-so-subtly threatening its own employees with arrest, Apple warns them of fake friends in the press.
Those affected are said to be restricted to phones whose screens were fixed by companies outside the authorised Apple channels. In addition, leaks are competitors to create the best product.