DigiTimes today reports on an article that claims that three Foxconn employee were charged with leaking the design specifications of the iPad 2 to various accessory manufactures. Due to the leak, not only did rumors reach an all-time high, but many retailers abroad were able to sell iPad 2 cases well before the launch of the device.
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.
Local police reportedly arrested three Foxconn employees on December 26, 2010 who were suspected of leaking the design. The group has been charged for violating Foxconn’s trade secrets on March 23, 2011.
For those that do not remember, many leaked iPad 2 cases started to appear online in early December 2010, well before the iPad 2 debut. These cases led many to speculate that the iPad 2 would feature a new outer shell design, a larger speaker, a back-facing camera, and a port at the top of the device (now known to be a microphone).
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