Apple’s Job Candidates Share Some Of Its Most Mind-Boggling Interview Questions

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Apple’s employees might have walked right into the glass walls of its headquarters, but best believe that you have to be incredibly smart to be where Tim Cook and Jony Ive are.

If you’re keen to work at arguably the most recognized tech firm, applicants who went before you have shared some intriguing job interview questions asked by Apple.

Business Insider has curated 47 head-scratching interview questions from the tech giant via employment site Glassdoor to help you get prepared. It’s likely the quizzes have been refreshed, but you’ll get an idea of how challenging it might be to be hired by the company.

Check out 10 questions and head over to Glassdoor to view the entire list.

“We have a cup of hot coffee and a small cold milk out of the fridge. The room temperature is in between these two. When should we add milk to coffee to get the coolest combination earliest (at the beginning, in the middle, or at the end)?”

—Product Design Engineer candidate

Explain what RAM is to a five-year-old.

—Apple Genius candidate

“Draw the inside architecture of an iPhone.”

—Hardware Test Design Lead candidate

“If you have two eggs, and you want to figure out… the highest floor from which you can drop the [eggs] without breaking [them], how would you do it? What’s the optimal solution?”

—Software Engineer candidate

“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… 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?”

—Software Quality Assurance Engineer candidate

“You’re dealing with an angry customer who was waiting for help for the past 20 minutes and is causing a commotion. She claims that she’ll just walk over to Best Buy or the Microsoft Store to get the computer she wants. Resolve this issue.”

—Specialist candidate

“Are you creative? What’s something creative that you can think of?”

—Software Engineer candidate

“What brings you here today?”

—Software Engineer candidate

“You seem pretty positive. What types of things bring you down?”

—Family Room Specialist candidate

Given an ‘iTunes’ type of app that pulls down lots of images that get stale over time, what strategy would you use to flush disused images over time?

—Software Engineer candidate

“What superhero would you be, and why?”

—Retail candidate

Head over to Business Insider and Glassdoor for more mind-boggling job interview questions asked by Apple.

[via Business Insider and Art Silpakorn /]

Apple’s Job Candidates Share Some Of Its Most Mind-Boggling Interview Questions

June 25, 2018 at 04:22AM
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