According to the Wall Street Journal, a Chinese court sentenced three people to prison for stealing information relating to Apple's iPad 2, six months before its release.
The case involved the head of an electronics-accessory manufacturer paying an employee, at the time, of Apple supplier Foxconn (aka Hon Hai) for information on the device in order to produce accessories. According to the WSJ:
"[The court] said that Xiao Chengsong, general manager of Shenzhen MacTop Electronics Co., had offered 20,000 yuan, or about $3,000, plus discounts on MacTop products to a former Hon Hai employee named Hou Pengna, for information about the iPad 2. The court said Ms. Hou then paid Lin Kecheng, a Hon Hai research-and-development employee, to get digital images of the device's back cover from last September, six months before the iPad 2 was publicly announced."
Foxconn has been in the news before, for alleged abuses of its employees.