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Apple's Security Precautions at Flint Center Reach Unprecedented Levels

Apple's Security Precautions at Flint Center Reach Unprecedented Levels

Posted September 8, 2014 at 9:38pm by iClarified
Apple's security precautions at the Flint Center have reached unprecedented levels, according to a new report from Cult of Mac.

The entire auditorium has been wired with a brand new, state-of-the-art security system in an attempt to lock down access and prevent product leaks.

The auditorium is crawling with 24-hour security personnel. Anyone working at the massive show, from caterers to construction staff and technicians, is required to submit their phones to Apple’s security team. The phones’ cameras are being covered in special tamper-proof tape, which changes color if removal is attempted.


“If it changes color, we’ll be fired on the spot,” said one person who is working at the show but asked to remain anonymous.

Apple security is also going through the phones of those working the event to make sure there are no unauthorized photos or messages that could communicate event details to the outside world.

“We were told that we should erase anything embarrassing from our phones because security will be going through them with a fine-tooth comb,” the person said.

Security is usually tight at Apple event; however, with the company expected to debut a new wearable device tomorrow, it is doing everything it can to make sure that the first time customers see the device is when it's revealed on stage.


Despite being at a much larger venue, Apple is constructing a massive three story building onsite. It's use isn't clear; however, it's speculated that the structure will serve as a product demonstration area following the keynote.

To build the structure, Apple flew in a team on specialized contractors for the United Kingdom, said the source. The crew has been working on the exterior for days but they've been kept from having contact with anyone else working at the show.

Workers are not allowed to wander around and everyone working the show has assigned roles and area they can be in.

“There are no communications in or out,” the staffer said. “Everyone thinks Apple is tapping our phones and monitoring what we say. Everyone is super-paranoid.”

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justabrake
justabrake - September 9, 2014 at 9:54am
It must have took a crew to figure how to do security alone
Techno
Techno - September 9, 2014 at 5:52am
One fat security guard and you call this unprecedented? A warlike talkie to run you off? Well guess where I'm going to be? Hmmm
lepaka
lepaka - September 9, 2014 at 5:30am
i will be happy and laughing when they present iPhone 6, they will surprise everyone because all the leaks are fake, even Apple itself created fake prototypes to create the expectations .... and when everybody is waiting for a iWatch, they will present a wearable which has nothing to do with watches ... they will present something revolutionary in the healthy monitoring direction ....
Maega
Maega - September 12, 2014 at 10:56am
Well, you were wrong.
lepaka
lepaka - September 9, 2014 at 5:29am
i will be happy and laughing when they present iPhone 6, they will surprise everyone because all the leaks are fake, even Apple itself created fake prototypes to create the expectations .... and when everybody is waiting for a iWatch, they will present a wearable which has nothing to do with watches ... they will present something revolutionary in the healthy monitoring direction ....
George
George - September 9, 2014 at 1:13am
Finally exciting to see Apple bring back the excitement of revealing something that hasn't been leaked. Am sure the iPhone 6 will look like the leaks but I can imagine iWatch will be delayed because they know that most of the leaks are coming from manufacturing before launch. So they rather announce and catch people off guard to surprise them then start production after the announcement. Which I hope is not the case. I really want them to be released at the sametime. If it was in production it would have been leaked already.
Jacob
Jacob - September 8, 2014 at 11:57pm
Wouldn't be surprised if they have something else up their sleeve so to speak
aarfassd
aarfassd - September 8, 2014 at 10:38pm
Why is it outrageous that a company wants to not have its new product announcements leak before they are ready to make an announcement?
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - September 8, 2014 at 10:40pm
Because it's nearly done building it but may be delayed.
Brian
Brian - September 8, 2014 at 10:38pm
John, Bro that is not cool to say about a bomb. Just because you don't like a company or whatever you should not suggest anything like that. Pretty messed up
Techno
Techno - September 9, 2014 at 12:10am
All threats and jokes of terrorism is not taking lightly and will be reported immediately. Your I.P will be traced and expect to visited by members of severity team.
old yeller
old yeller - September 9, 2014 at 4:00am
iphone 6 will be the bomb people.....Chill
Dommm
Dommm - September 8, 2014 at 9:58pm
Apple can scan their phones but can't wipe their brains
Beats Apple
Beats Apple - September 8, 2014 at 10:16pm
They will eventually... But for now complete disregard for workers privacy and their blind obedience will do.... Right Big Bro?
Dommm
Dommm - September 8, 2014 at 9:57pm
We will find out tomorrow so it don't matter
Yo
Yo - September 8, 2014 at 9:49pm
It's outrageous
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