Apple Engineering Interview Questions

Updated Sep 13, 2014
Updated Sep 13, 2014
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Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
Application Details

I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Apple in October 2010.

Interview Details

The Apple Team was in fact more focused towards to the wireless communication and how the Cells in the mobile network are oriented and organized. There were no questions on the software development side. They also asked questions on DSP and Fourier analysis.

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Negative Experience
Difficult Interview

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cupertino, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cupertino, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Apple in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Ask questions based on my resume most of the time so that you should really be familiar with your resume. A few questions about how to test the equipment. The questions are not that difficult but some of them are not clear. Actually I knew the answer and I answered, but it seems they didnot understand what I mean,,,

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cupertino, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cupertino, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Apple in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, got a call from recruiter. Had a 1:1 phone technical interview, got an email from HR after one week for an on-site interview. Interview by 15 people(30 minutes each) followed by 3 more phone interviews. Got an offer after one more week. Most of the interviews are purely technical trying to understand my background and cultural fit.

    Show enthusiasm and positive attitude during interview. Pay attention to detail and listen carefully to interviewers. Be proactive and ask questions. Be candid in your answers. Good Luck!!

    Interview Questions
    • Describe the manufacturing process for some of the components in an iphone?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No, offer was higher than i expected and i gladly accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Apple in April 2008.

    Interview Details

    large group interview, watching videos and occasional q's. some role play, very informal, rather pointless, but you should stand out form the crowd.
    one to one with store manager, more q's, also about working as a team, and lots on customer service - i.e. the customer is king. must be a team player, must also have specific apple knowledge.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cupertino, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cupertino, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at Apple in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    I'm still in the process of interviewing there.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked me to figure out how I'd deal with conflict (managerial question).   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cupertino, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cupertino, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Apple in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by recruiter via Linkedin. Exchanged several mails trying to setup a good time to talk. Finally spoke for about ½ hour by phone. Spoke in general terms about by career experiences & areas Apple was recruiting talent for. Agreed to have a follow-up call but never heard back. Very pleasant recruiter / conversation.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cupertino, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cupertino, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 3 months - interviewed at Apple in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through Apple's website and was contacted by an Apple recruiter a month later. He asked some basic questions about what I was looking for in a career, why I wanted to work for Apple, and what my current salary was. I interviewed with the hiring manager that afternoon on the phone. The interview started 30 minutes late and I wasn't sure it would actually happen. The interview consisted of basic questions about my experience, the position, and a bit about the organizational structure.

    I then heard nothing from the recruiter and had to follow up a few times to actually get a response. They set up another phone interview and this consisted of a technical phone screen. The phone screen wasn't too difficult asking basic security and design questions and going over my background again.

    They scheduled an on-site interview which consisted of four 30 minute interviews and a lunch interview with the hiring manager. The first interview was 15 minutes late and the lunch interview didn't happen at all. That interviewer was traveling. Ate lunch alone and finished off with the other interviewers. All were polite and interesting people, but didn't seem too interested or prepared for the interviews. The one thing I did get from everyone is that they enjoyed working for Apple and liked their jobs.

    I sent my feedback to the recruiter but have yet to hear anything from them. I have to say that it was a disappointing experience and I really expected it to be better. The lack of communication and organization was certainly not expected.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cupertino, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cupertino, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Apple in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Was told to meet at Apple HQ for in-person interview. Interviewer arrived late, however was very friendly. The interview went long, with questions and discussion that varied from the very technical and esoteric to more personal (dealing with people, etc). Some talk about travel requirements and mentioning of a possible second interview. Still, so far no formal scheduling of the next interview.

    All in all, the interviewer talked as much, if not more than I did. The setting and environment was very comfortable, and the interviewer seemed more interested in the questions I asked than my answers for those provided.

    Interview Questions
    • What did you study in college, and can you describe some of your previous work experience?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cupertino, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cupertino, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 months - interviewed at Apple in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Applied online for the position.
    Contacted by the company recuiter about 6 weeks later to schedule an interview with the hiring manager.
    Took sometime to find a good time for both side to set up a phone chat for 45 min.
    Half hour after the phone chat, was asked to interview on site.
    The basic question is to describe yourself.

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Apple in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Applied online a few days later received an email a few days later inviting me to an invitation only invite at a hotel. I went there stayed for 2 hours and it was pretty intense a lot of people were there but overall the employees were very friendly. Didn't receive an offer though

    Interview Questions
    • If someone came in with a faulty ipod and the genius bad was application booked what do you do?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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