The increasing trend in recent years of history with the publication of photos and drawings of Apple products long before their official presentation forced the company to take more stringent measures to protect their property. Apparently, the Corporation decided that it is much better to eliminate the cause of such a leak than to deal with their consequences. Apple seem to have found a way to safely test their products at the design stage.
According to the publication Nikkei, the company Foxconn, the main assembler of Apple products, will open a new plant for production of prototypes of new Apple gadgets. The factory will be located near the new research center of the iPhone maker, whose construction began in Shenzhen in the end of 2016.
Close placement of these two objects will allow Apple to better monitor the progress of the production of prototypes of future devices and prevent information leakage.
When asked to comment on the construction of a new plant representatives of the California-based company directed reporters to Foxconn, but the latter refused to comment on the information on new production capacity.
Apple jealously ensures that its new products remained a secret until the official release and the leak detection applies a policy of “zero tolerance” for their employees. So, a former high-ranking Apple Executive Floor Devine for the “leak” of classified information faces 30 years in prison and a fine of $5 million.