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  • Chinese Authorities Arrest iPad 2 Design Leakers


    Leaking information about Apple products before said products are released can be really bad for one's well being, particularly if you work at a Chinese manufacturing plant that produces the gadgets about which you squealed. That's certainly the moral of today's story out of Foxconn.

    As it turns out, although we're just learning of the matter now, several months ago Chinese police took into custody at least three Foxconn employees who allegedly leaked sensitive design information regarding the iPad 2. The workers in question have been formally brought up on charges pertaining to this leak.

    The employees, who worked at the Foxconn hub in Shenzhen, China, were arrested on December 26, 2010 and charged last month with providing third-party accessory makers with iPad 2 product specs. The information leaked ultimately proved correct and accurate enough to legitimately help iPad 2 case makers get a jump start on their accessory manufacturing for the second-generation tablet.

    Several online shopping retailers in China were able to sell iPad 2's protective case products before the iPad 2 was even launched, leading Foxconn to suspect that there might have been some employees leaking the design of iPad 2 which it reported to the local police.
    Although it isn't clear what the ultimate punishment will be for the leakers, Apple has reportedly taken serious, top-secret steps to curb further incidents from happening this year as the Apple fanbase braces for the iPhone 5 release among other refreshed gadgets and goodies. For now, We don't know exactly what those added security measures entail... and we probably won't... until they're leaked

    Source: DigiTimes
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Chinese Authorities Arrest iPad 2 Design Leakers started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 36 Comments
    1. hoangtanle's Avatar
      hoangtanle -
      sucks. sucks for getting busted but i bet they made money. but why does this always follow macrumors?!
    1. vindutch's Avatar
      vindutch -
      Im shocked, they weren't put to death.

      Next is the Humancentipad
    1. The Man of Sand's Avatar
      The Man of Sand -
      Quote Originally Posted by vindutch View Post
      im shocked, they weren't put to death.

      Next is the humancentipad
      wtf
    1. gQstatus05's Avatar
      gQstatus05 -
      They will probably end up jumping off a roof soon. I'd be doing the same thing if I were paid slave wages. Gotta get those greenbacks.
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Better than "suicide" I suppose

      I wouldn't be surprised if they had Apple Genius' Strip Search Foxconn employee's before they leave the building.
    1. The Man of Sand's Avatar
      The Man of Sand -
      Quote Originally Posted by gQstatus05 View Post
      They will probably end up jumping off a roof soon. I'd be doing the same thing if I were paid slave wages. Gotta get those greenbacks.
      Wouldn't a slave wage be nothing?
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      And Apple's secret steps to stop leakage? iNinjas. One to each employee. Programmed to follow and track behavior and assassinate at the first sign of attempted mischief.

      Don't f**k with the ninjas!

      How much of that hair would Steve Jobs pull out if someone leaked the "top secret" information designed to stop information leakage?
    1. vindutch's Avatar
      vindutch -
      WTF

      I guess you didn't watch the new South Park last night. It was all about the ipad and the Human Centipede.
    1. xxhorseriderxxx's Avatar
      xxhorseriderxxx -
      honestly, I say it's nonsense that Apple is so secretive, I wanna know all the time what they're developing ^_^
    1. Gitsy's Avatar
      Gitsy -
      Humancentipad is brilliant
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by vindutch View Post
      WTF

      I guess you didn't watch the new South Park last night. It was all about the ipad and the Human Centipede.
      That episode was hilarious!

      I guess people will do anything to try and beat Apple.
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      I wonder how much they got paid, and what their punishment was. This story is frustratingly anticlimactic without those answers.
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      Quote Originally Posted by vindutch View Post
      Im shocked, they weren't put to death.

      Next is the Humancentipad
      WORST MOVIE EVER


      Sent from my iPod touch using ModMyi
    1. The Man of Sand's Avatar
      The Man of Sand -
      Quote Originally Posted by vindutch View Post
      WTF

      I guess you didn't watch the new South Park last night. It was all about the ipad and the Human Centipede.
      No I didn't.
    1. creasy425's Avatar
      creasy425 -
      Quote Originally Posted by coolguy742 View Post
      WORST MOVIE EVER


      Sent from my iPod touch using ModMyi
      Worst movie ever was Airbender. Human centipede was the most disturbing movie ever.
    1. The Man of Sand's Avatar
      The Man of Sand -
      Quote Originally Posted by creasy425 View Post
      Worst movie ever was Airbender. Human centipede was the most disturbing movie ever.
      Human centipede was disturbing, but the worst movie EVER made was Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. (no joke its real)
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      Quote Originally Posted by gQstatus05 View Post
      They will probably end up jumping off a roof soon. I'd be doing the same thing if I were paid slave wages. Gotta get those greenbacks.
      S*h*i*t you said is f*c*ked up. People gotta do what they gotta do to survive.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by The Man of Sand View Post
      Human centipede was disturbing, but the worst movie EVER made was Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. (no joke its real)
      Plan 9 From Outer Space is still the original worst movie ever!
    1. creasy425's Avatar
      creasy425 -
      Quote Originally Posted by The Man of Sand View Post
      Human centipede was disturbing, but the worst movie EVER made was Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. (no joke its real)
      I might have to find that one just because of the title.
    1. The Man of Sand's Avatar
      The Man of Sand -
      Quote Originally Posted by creasy425 View Post
      I might have to find that one just because of the title.
      He really doesn't "conquer" but he does explain the meaning of Christmas to the Martians. (seriously)

      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      Plan 9 From Outer Space is still the original worst movie ever!
      Cant be that bad because somebody wants to remake it.