What you need to know
- Apple is reportedly giving employees police body cams to try and stop them from leaking information.
- The cameras aren't being given to everyone — only specific teams.
Hot on the heels of news that Apple is going after prominent leakers comes the news that Apple is not giving some of its employees body cams to wear while they work. The cameras are being given to specific teams, presumably based on what they're working on.
The news comes via a new Jon Prosser and Front Page Tech video and was backed up by a post to the FPT website.
Whether or not Apple is using these specific body cams, the fact they're being handed out to employees at all is of note. It's the first time we've heard of Apple taking these kinds of steps to prevent information from leaking and we're told it's been going on for a few weeks now.
Apple has always taken a strong stance on leaks and it seems to be taking steps to try and prevent them as much as possible. There was once a time where information came out of Apple on rare occasions, but as the company relies on more and more vendors, contractors, and service providers the number of leaks has increased. It's no surprise that many of the leaks we see today come via supply chain analysts who speak to people at companies like Foxconn, Pegatron, and others. That's why people like 'Kang' get information and Ming-Chi Kuo learns about products like iPhone 13 before they are announced.
As Jon Prosser begins to share more leaks it seems more likely that his sources are within Apple itself. It's instances like those that could be affected by the new body cams — assuming their leaking is accurate, that us!
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.