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8 common questions asked on Apple jobs interviews

Once you’ve read through these questions you’ll realise that it’s far easier to get a job with the CIA than with Apple. These guys really do demand perfection so if you’re interested in working for Apple, check out the following.

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Okay let’s start with an easy one: “Explain to an 8 year old what a modem/router is and its functions.” That’s an example of the sort of question you’ll face during an interview.

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A software engineering candidate provided this next gem after stumbling out of his interview: “If you have 2 eggs, and you want to figure out what’s the highest floor from which you can drop the egg without breaking it, how would you do it? What’s the optimal solution?”

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A software engineering candidate provided this next gem after stumbling out of his interview: “If you have 2 eggs, and you want to figure out what’s the highest floor from which you can drop the egg without breaking it, how would you do it? What’s the optimal solution?”

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A Global Supply Management candidate provided this one on Glassdoor: “How many children are born every day?”

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A Software Engineer candidate was asked: “You have a 100 coins lying flat on a table, each with a head side and a tail side. 10 of them are heads up, 90 are tails up. You can’t feel, see or in any other way find out which side is up. Split the coins into two piles such that there are the same number of heads in each pile.” Would you know the answer?

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This next one seems more relevant than the others because it asks about Apple. “There are three boxes, one contains only apples, one contains only oranges, and one contains both apples and oranges. The boxes have been incorrectly labeled such that no label identifies the actual contents of the box it labels. Opening just one box, and without looking in the box, you take out one piece of fruit. By looking at the fruit, how can you immediately label all of the boxes correctly?” Oh sorry, our mistake it’s not it asks about the green fruit rather than the global technology company you’d interested in joining.

Apple’s biggest successes and failures

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This next one seems more relevant than the others because it asks about Apple. “There are three boxes, one contains only apples, one contains only oranges, and one contains both apples and oranges. The boxes have been incorrectly labeled such that no label identifies the actual contents of the box it labels. Opening just one box, and without looking in the box, you take out one piece of fruit. By looking at the fruit, how can you immediately label all of the boxes correctly?” Oh sorry, our mistake it’s not it asks about the green fruit rather than the global technology company you’d interested in joining.

Apple’s biggest successes and failures

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This one’s difficult to get enthusiastic about. A candidate for a supply manager’s position was asked in interview: “How would you breakdown the cost of this pen?” Should he have answered the interviewer by asking why pens and paper are still in use in a firm that produces smartphones and tablets that will do the job more efficiently?

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A Build Engineer candidate was asked: “Are you smart?” We’re not sure if that’s a question designed to tackle his intellect or just the interviewer expressing his concerns about the candidate.

Apple’s biggest successes and failures

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A Build Engineer candidate was asked: “Are you smart?” We’re not sure if that’s a question designed to tackle his intellect or just the interviewer expressing his concerns about the candidate.

Apple’s biggest successes and failures

Photos: Youtube.com

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