Today, something similar happened to Apple.
Apple also called part-time employees or those who normally work for AppleCare but ultimately was forced to call in people from other companies. Ironically, this confidential internal memo leaked. 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. Looking ahead to Apple's 2018 iPhone lineup, we've seen reports that Apple is planning to begin iPhone production a little bit earlier than usual to ensure that the company's new iPhone models are in plentiful supply when they launch later this year, presumably in September. Apple says that digital forensics helped identify employees who passed along confidential information about the iPhone X, iPad Pro and AirPods directly to a particular phone blog (not us, by the way). Global Security has worked hand-in-hand with suppliers to prevent theft of Apple's intellectual property as well as to identify individuals who try to exceed their access.More news: Toys 'R' Us gets US$890m bid for US-Canada stores
The use of outsiders is a premiere for Apple but it was the last resort the company appealed to in order to fulfill the massive iPhone battery replacement requests coming for clients who are unhappy with their Apple devices' performances. Apple listed some of the actual information that was leaked. Despite this, information continues to make its way out of Apple.
In many cases, leakers don't set out to leak. While it may seem flattering to be approached, it's important to remember that you're getting played. But the Apple employee who leaks has everything to lose.More news: Elon Musk says Model 3 production struggles are 'stressful' and 'painful'
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.
This continuation of 2017 portfolio strategy also means that Apple is trying to maximize its revenue while reducing the option to increase the volume of sales. 12 of them were arrested. Among those were Apple employees, contractors and some partners in Apple's supply chain.More news: Wells Fargo sees 1Q earnings growth, revenue declines