Apple Inc is working to minimize the leaks that usually surface on the Internet from third party accessory manufacturers. The manufacturers usually take up the rumored specifications into consideration and start building the cases and other accessories even before the iPhone or any other Apple product arrives. Cases reveal much about the devices such as their dimensions and new features in the physical appearance.
The Cupertino giant now wants to ink down on a number of agreements with the third-party suppliers by providing them with the schematics of the upcoming devices. Providing the schematics, the Cupertino giant will make sure that there isn’t delay in the launch of accessories for its devices. It will also allow Apple Inc to restrict any further leaks about the schematics or the upcoming products. The agreement will ban the manufacturers to seek and design the products based on the rumored specs and will also limit them from releasing the products before the official announcement arrives from the company — leaving no chance for any schematic leak.
The agreement read as, “…should Apple find that, prior to the release of a product, you have sought, obtained, or relied upon specifications of that product from sources other than Apple, Apple may choose to exercise its right to take action against you, which penalties can include, but are not limited to, Apple choosing not to stock your product in our stores.”
Some of the manufacturers say that the Cupertino giant has not banned them from manufacturing accessories, but Apple has removed nearly 60-70 percent of third-party accessory from the stores.
Despite several restrictions, Apple still has its products leaked on the Internet. Whether it is to be from the suppliers such as Foxconn or other companies on which Apple heavily relies for the hardware fulfillment. Apple usually seeks the giants such as LG and Samsung for them to manufacture the hardware the company may use.