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Apple Says 'No Evidence' of Photo Theft From Apple Store Customer Phones

Apple has investigated the alleged theft of photos from female customers' phones at an Australian Apple Store and stated it found no evidence data was transferred inappropriately.

It was reported by the Courier Mail that employees at an Apple Store in Queensland, Australia had been fired after it was discovered they were sharing photos of female customers and employees.

Staff at the store, located in Brisbane's Carindale Westfield shopping centre, were reportedly taking photos of female customers and employees, as well as raiding them from phones customers had left there for repairs.

A worker at the store flagged the issue after discovering one of the perpetrators scrolling through a customer's phone, according to the publication. The original report suggested photos were allegedly part of a sharing ring, with the subject of each shared photo being rated out of 10.

"We are investigating a violation of Apple's business conduct policy at our store in Carindale, where several employees have already been terminated as a result of our findings," Apple said in a statement.

Despite workers being fired, the company added that, based on its investigation, "we have seen no evidence that customer data or photos were inappropriately transferred or that anyone was photographed by these former employees."

Updated, 3.24PM AEDT: Story adjusted to incorporate statement from Apple that its investigation found no evidence of inappropriate data transfers.

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