In leaked memo to staff, Tim Cook says Apple is cracking down on leakers

Yet again, Apple is doubling-down on stopping leaks and punishing the employees who are responsible for them, according to an email from Apple CEO Tim Cook to employees – leaked, of course. 🤣

Apple CEO Tim Cook (Photo: Getty Images)
Apple CEO Tim Cook (Photo: Getty Images)

Via The Verge, Cook’s widely-leaked email regarding leaks, verbatim:

Dear Team,

It was great to connect with you at the global employee meeting on Friday. There was much to celebrate, from our remarkable new product line-up to our values driven [recte values-driven] work around climate change, racial equity, and privacy. It was a good opportunity to reflect on our many accomplishments and to have a discussion about what’s been on your mind.

I’m writing today because I’ve heard from so many of you were were incredibly frustrated to see the contents of the meeting leak to reporters. This comes after a product launch in which most of the details of our announcements were also leaked to the press.

I want you to know that I share your frustration. These opportunities to connect as a team are really important. But they only work if we can trust that the content will stay within Apple. I want to reassure you that we are doing everything in our power to identify those who leaked. As you know, we do not tolerate disclosures of confidential information, whether it’s product IP or the details of a confidential meeting. We know that the leakers constitute a small number of people. We also know that people who leak confidential information do not belong here.

As we look forward, I want to thank you for all you’ve done to make our products a reality and all you will do to get them into customers’ hands. Yesterday we released iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and watchOS 8, and Friday marks the moment when we share some of our incredible new products with the world. There’s nothing better than that. We’ll continue to measure our contributions in the lives we change, the connections we foster, and the work we do to leave the world a better place.

Thank you,


MacDailyNews Take: The irony is strong with this one.

And, Apple’s “values-driven work around… privacy?”

What a bad, sad joke!

Imagine, the delusional temerity required to write that after spinelessly attempting to sell out Apple and the company’s users and deliver it via the hackneyed Think of the Children™ trojan horse?


  1. Cook has lost the plot, if he ever had a grasp of it to begin with.

    FYI: According to the visionary co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, the company’s mission is not to measure a goulash of insipidly sanctimonious pablum, but “to make a contribution to the world by making tools for the mind that advance humankind.”


    Focus on the tools, Apple.

    And get rid of Tim Cook, the wannabe Gay Jesus.

    Get somebody who’s interested in running a tech company, not playing Mother Theresa in public while kowtowing in back rooms to authoritarian governments and their insatiable lust for surveilling of law-abiding citizens 24/7/365.

      1. Actually, calling Tim Cook “the wannabe Gay Jesus,” is not proof of homophobia. There is simply no dislike or prejudice against homosexuals in that phrase. Using the word “gay” to refer to a gay man is not an example of “homophobia.”

        Cook is gay and clearly has delusions that he’s everyone’s savior (in comfortable loafers).

        “The wannabe Gay Jesus” is an apt description of Tim Cook. One of the best I’ve read, in fact. It concisely sums him up.

        You should look up “homophobia,” so you can stop erroneously accusing people of it.

  2. As Thomas Sowell states about the liberal elite, they often dismiss effectiveness in a program, or policy, because if the aesthetics are there, they are often satisfied. Their racial programs since the 60’s (Great Society/Welfare, etc) have done little to avert racism and promote racial equity, per their design, is still unattained. After 50+ yrs, a thinking mind would conclude, the policy needs to be changed–it hasn’t worked? Nope, let’s continue with the plan…it LOOKs pretty good. We care. We’re giving $$. We’re promoting related legislation. To what end?

    The same end. The waitress exemplifies this mindset. She also examples the hypocrisy and is quite focused on the aesthetics.

    1. “After 50+ yrs, a thinking mind would conclude, the policy needs to be changed–it hasn’t worked?”

      In a nutshell you have summed up the TOTAL FAILURE of Democrat policies and Big Government wasteful spending for over 50 years.

      We endured the Great Society Act of 1964 by LBJ; The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 by Obama; and NOW Biden’s proposed five trillion combined human & infrastructure stimulus plan of 2021.

      Hey Democrats, how stoopid can you be?? Your party wastes trillions of taxpayer dollars, bloats government largess and regulations and nothing works and absolutely nothing is SOLVED! Wake up!!!

      After 57 years of the same old, same old, FAILED policies — Democrats need new plays in the modern times playbook that reflect real hope and change in the advanced instantaneous digital age.

      One needs to look no further than amateur first-time politician President Donald J. Trump enacted policies that set the economy on FIRE. Freed a lot of people and businesses from the tyranny of regulations and government stupidity that produced the greatest economic recovery in my lifetime, if not EVER.

      Painfully obvious Democrats never learn from their mistakes and their stubborn arrogance is the engine consistently, year after year, driving dinosaur policies that FAIL.

      “Insanity Is Doing the Same Thing Over and Over Again and Expecting Different Results.”

      — Misattributed to Einstein

    1. They’re all trolls. Because Apple is seen as a liberal company by the right, they assume all their users are as well so sites like this become a target of right wing commenters like “Truthdetector” to spill their bile thinking we all care what they say when we don’t.

      1. “They’re all trolls.”

        And you’re a troll of the worst kind — out of touch with REALITY.

        “Because Apple is seen as a liberal company by the right”

        Seen by only the right? What are all independents and liberals totally blind?? Next you’re going to tell us Apple is a conservative company. 🤣🤣🤣

        “a target of right wing commenters like “Truthdetector” to spill their bile thinking”

        Far Left Wing STUPIDITY is THE TARGET of conservatives, get it straight.

        “we all care what they say when we don’t.”

        No one said you care and I could not care less what stupid people think…

  3. If I were Apple I’d put out a hundred of these memos adjusted so slightly you’d have to carefully compare them to each other to even notice a difference. Wait to see which one is published and narrow the scope of who is leaking. Operation Poetic Justice.

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