Apple likes clever people – so much so that the interview process to get into the tech giant is notoriously brutal, with questions designed to confuse, terrify and reduce people to despair. Even a PHD degree holder would fail most of these, see for yourself, are you brave enough to try?
1) 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?
2) You put a glass of water on a record turntable and begin slowly increasing the speed. What happens first – does the glass slide off, tip over, or does the water splash out?
3) How would you test a toaster?
4) Please show me your phone – why isn’t it an Apple product?
5) What was your worst day in the past four years?
6) You have 100 coins laying 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.
7) How would you break down the cost of this pen?
8) Show me (role play) how you would show a customer you’re willing to help them by only using your voice.
9) Explain to a 8-year-old what a modem/router is and its functions.
10) Are you creative? What’s something creative that you can think of?
11) There are three boxes, one contains only apples, one contains only oranges, and one contains both apples and oranges.
The boxes have been incorrectly labelled 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?
12) Do you think iPad is missing a lot of features (like USB and a camera?)
13) What would you say to your future self?
14) Who is your best friend?
15) Are you smart?
16) You seem pretty positive, what types of things bring you down?
17) How many children are born every day?
18) Describe a humbling experience.
19) What’s more important, fixing the customer’s problem or creating a good customer experience?
20) Why did Apple change its name from Apple Computers Incorporated to Apple Inc.?
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Soure: Mirror UK