Apple pays millions of dollars to student after iPhone repair technician posted explicit photos of her phone on social media.
Apple pays out millions of dollars to student after leaking explicit photos
Apple will pay millions of dollars to a 21-year-old student after the iPhone repair technician posted explicit photos of her phone on social media.
The settlement, which was first reported by the Telegraph, claims that the Oregon student took her iPhone into a repair shop in California, which was operated by an Apple contractor called Pegatron.
The technicians who worked on the student’s device posted “10 photos of her in various stages of coating and a sex tape” on Facebook to make it appear as if she had uploaded it.
Apple was referred to as a “customer” and was not named in the lawsuit to keep the case private.
Apple recently named the customer in a separate lawsuit against the iPhone maker, which the company confirmed to the Telegraph.
The student, who has not been named, sent her phone to the tech company because it was not working.
As a result of the situation, employees were fired.
It is not yet clear how much money Apple gave the student, but legal documents expressed that her lawyers asked for $5 million for an “infliction of emotional distress.”
Apple took swift action upon learning of the incident.