Apple Store employee texts himself ‘intimate’ photo of woman from her iPhone

An Apple Store employee has been fired after it was alleged that he text himself an ‘extremely personal’ photo of a woman from her iPhone .

Gloria Fuentes brought her iPhone into an Apple Store in California to be repaired last week, according to a report by the Washington Post.

Despite deleting personal information from her iPhone before taking it to be repaired, after her visit she alleged via Facebook that an employee had discovered an intimate photo of her on the device, and sent it to himself.

She wrote: “I was going to delete all the pictures from my phone too but forgot because they were texting me that they moved my appointment time up, so I was trying to rush over there.”

She added that the employee had spent ‘quite a while’ with the iPhone, and asked her for her passcode twice.

However, when she got home, she realised that someone had text themselves a photo of her from the iPhone.

She said: “This guy went through my gallery and sent himself one of my extremely personal pictures that I took for my boyfriend and it had my geolocation on, so he also knows where I live. I could not express how disgusted I felt and how long I cried after I saw this.”

Ms Fuentes returned to the Apple Store to confront the employee, but he claimed that he hadn’t sent the text.

However, Apple has confirmed that the employee is ‘no longer associated with our company.’

Speaking to the Washington Post, an Apple spokesperson said: “Apple immediately launched an internal investigation and determined that the employee acted far outside the strict privacy guidelines to which we hold all Apple employees.

"He is no longer associated with our company.”

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