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Apple Has Engineers Work on Fake Products Until They Can be Trusted

by Emily Price | January 30, 2012January 30, 2012 7:00 am PST

We all know that Apple is all about secrecy when it comes to new products. According to a new book, “Inside Apple,” the company is so serious about secrecy that it has engineers work on fake products until they can be trusted with the real thing.

The author of the book, Adam Lashinsky, appeared at LinkedIn headquarters recently to promote the book. One topic in the discussion was Apple’s hiring processes and training. Apple employees reportedly go through an intense interviewing process (one engineer indicated it was close to 9 months of interviews), and then afterwards are put on fake projects for a substantial amount of time until the company is sure that they can be trusted with actual upcoming product launches.

You can check out just a portion of the interview above, or the whole thing below. Note: the audio is exceptionally low on both videos, so you’ll want to crank it up.

[via BusinessInsider]

Emily Price

Emily has been obsessed with computers since the early 80s when she discovered she could play Ghostbusters on her father's Commodore 64. She...