Apple launches legal bid for BAN publication of a book written by an old App Store boss who claims it shares trade secrets
- Long-time App Store manager for Germany, Austria and Switzerland Tom Sadowski published a book called App Store Confidential on Tuesday
- Apple has issued a truce to prevent the book from being distributed
- The letter asks the publisher to retrieve all copies of the German-language book
- Sadowski managed the App Store from 2014 to December 2019
- He talks about his position and meetings with Apple CEO Tim Cook in the book
- Apple said the book has violated their working relationship and led to its termination
- He claims that the book reveals no secrets and he gave Apple a manuscript before publication
Apple has sent a letter to prevent the former App Store manager for Germany from publishing a book about his time with the company and claiming it shares confidential secrets.
Tom Sadowski led the App Store for Germany, Austria and Switzerland from 2014 to December 2019 and released a book called App Store Confidential on Tuesday about his time at Apple and meetings with CEO Tim Cook, according to AppleInsider.
However, Apple sent a letter to Sadowski and his publisher Murmann Verlag asking them to stop delivering the book to stores, to recall all copies in circulation and to destroy manuscripts of the book, according to the German publication Focus.
Long-time App Store manager for Germany, Austria and Switzerland Tom Sadowski (above) published a book called App Store Confidential on Tuesday. Apple has issued an armistice to prevent the book from being published and distributed, claiming to disclose trade secrets
Apple sent a letter to Sadowski and his publisher Murmann Verlag asking them to stop delivering the book to the stores, to recall all copies in circulation and to destroy manuscripts of the book. Sadowski pictured above posing with his book
Sadowski, however, has denied that he has revealed trade secrets in his book and says he sent Apple a manuscript of the book before publishing.
The German-language book App Store Confidential is still available on Amazon
The German-language book is still for sale on Amazon.
Apple said that Sadowski had violated his working relationship with Apple by writing that book, thereby ending the employment.
“Apple has long been promoting a free press and supporting all types of authors. Although we regret the way this long-standing Apple employee has violated our working relationship, his actions have left us no choice but to terminate his employment – a decision agreed by the works council, “the company said in a statement to DailyMail.com .
Sadowski worked at Apple for 10 years and worked in iTunes marketing for Germany, Austria and Switzerland before becoming the head of the App Store in that region
In the book he talks about his time in the position and about meetings with Apple CEO Tim Cook (above)
“All employees must have a reasonable expectation that employment policies will be applied fairly and fairly and all companies must have a reasonable expectation that their business practices will be treated confidentially,” the statement added.
Yet Sadowski promotes his book on social media.
He said in an interview with Der Spiegel that he thinks that the book Apple will benefit more than it and that he is surprised by the reaction of his company to his book.
Sadowski worked at Apple for 10 years and worked in iTunes marketing for Germany, Austria and Switzerland before opening the App Store.
Sadowski has denied that he has revealed trade secrets in his book and says he sent Apple a manuscript of the book before he published
Since leaving Apple, Sadowski has been self-employed and offers coaching to startups and advises companies on their apps and on revenue generation strategies
He now offers coaching to startups and gives companies advice on their apps and strategies for generating revenue.
He promoted the book on his Instagram and said: ‘What can the reader expect? How did I get to Apple and what did I do before? How does the Economy app work? I take you to exciting personal experiences with startups and to a meeting with Tim Cook. “
“In my opinion, what makes an app successful and what trends and opportunities do I see for young developers,” he added.