Apple Once Caught Factory Workers 'Digging a Small Tunnel in a Corner' in Attempt to Smuggle iPhone Parts

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  1. redheeler macrumors 604

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    Then maybe Apple could justify the high prices of current products with something substantive. Won't happen...
     
  2. Tech198 macrumors G5

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    What an imagination the media has,.. *rolls eyes*
     
  3. ptklenk macrumors newbie

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    That is a tremendous assumption that is based on speculation and not evidence.
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    Really? So you are capable of making an inference based upon another matter. Because the HomePod firmware was leaked from Apple, then it is absolutely certain that it is the same matter as with the iPhone X?
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    That sounds much more plausible then everything else I've read.
     
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    And yet the leaks still happen. Only the bad ones fail. The most successful, well, they're employed by Samsung.
     
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    I'm just here to give props for the picture, lol.
     
  7. AngerDanger macrumors 601

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    Man, when I read that (oh, and saw the article image), I couldn't help but think of this:

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  8. Gutwrench, Jul 17, 2019
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    Out popped El Chapo on a motorcycle. Wrong turn in Cincinnati.
     
  9. Williesleg macrumors 6502

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    I really hope Tim Apple can put the kibosh on this type of thing. I need my secrecy and my cheaply made iPhone.
     
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    How Obtuse.
     
  11. darkcompass macrumors member

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    " I am a dwarf and I'm digging a hole,
    Diggy Diggy Hole,
    Digging a Hole"
     
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    ...what say there, fuzzy britches...
     
  13. AutisticGuy macrumors member

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    That picture you used was literally what I was thinking about when I read the headline. Kudos!

     
  14. alexandr macrumors 6502a

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    gotta get to his wife!
     
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    I'm sure it's happened where some dumb dumb tried to smuggle something out just for the thrill of it. But i'd bet 99% of smuggling attempts are done with the soul intent of $$ at the finish line.
     
  16. RogerWilco macrumors 6502a

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    All covertly managed by the real “security” team, aka Guoanbu.
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    LOL — +1000 for the Jony Ive poster.
     
  17. GekkePrutser macrumors 6502a

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    I was quoting Gizmodo there, they coined the term.

    However if a security team would come in to my workplace and treat me like they describe there, it would definitely destroy my loyalty towards the company. There's something about treating people like human beings that makes them respect you.
     
  18. macdisciple macrumors member

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    Sarcasm? People with money in their pocket frequently embezzle money from their employers.
     
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  20. Amadeo macrumors member

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    iPhones up and vanished like a fart in the wind!
     
  21. MisterK macrumors 6502

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    Nope. Publications would pay handsomely for a scoop and be the first to break the story. Apple's competition would love the lead time to get ahead on features. It's the money and you can't raise wages enough to compete with a few year's worth of salary in a day. They signed a non-disclosure agreement and know the heavy cost of breaking it, but the reward is worth the risk/reward. They're not risking draconian legal retaliation from Apple for Reddit clout.
     
  22. Braderunner macrumors 6502a

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    That’s not corporate espionage.
     
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    Or "Quis custodies ipsos custodes?" as the Romans said two thousand years ago.
     
  25. shadowmatt macrumors regular

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    This is why Jobs and Cook are scum.

    Children working, people committing suicide and being forced to work long hours, they do nothing time and again.

    A shot on a new iPhone appears online and they hire military contractors and inspect factories weekly.

    Scum
     

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