Fake Computer Products

Apple Puts New Engineers On Fake Products Until It Can Trust Them

Apple is so obsessed with secrecy, it sometimes puts new hires (newly hired employees) on fake products until they can be trusted. Adam Lashinsky reported this tidbit in his new book «Inside Apple», and a former Apple employee confirmed it when Lashinsky spoke at LinkedIn, part of the Ars Technica site the other day. Here’s what the engineer said:

A friend of mine who’s a senior engineer at Apple, he works on — or did work on — fake products I’m sure for the first part of his career, and interviewed [faced employment interviews] for 9 months. It’s intense.