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Apple Engineering Interview Questions

Updated Feb 21, 2017
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    Around 2 months after I submitted my resume for Apple software engineer position, I got a call from the hiring manager. He asked me what was the good day for the interview. It took half day for meeting 5 people. It was long hour interview for me. Each interviewer spent ~ 30 minutes and asked ~ 4 questions. Each interviewer asked questions in the different areas.

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Apple.

    Interview

    Had a phone interview and talked a lot about my portfolio projects. They were more interested in specific engineering challenges that I faced when building my projects. Asked some technical questions about manufacturing processes.

    Interview Questions

    • Show me the back of an iPhone and asked me how it might have been manufactured.   Answer Question
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    Camera Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Apple.

    Interview

    30 minutes interview with the hiring manager. Questions about background and resume technical questions. The second interview was with a software engineer in the same group who asked one question about a code written in C. He only asked one question which I mostly did not answer.

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    QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Apple.

    Interview

    I applied online maybe craigslist or monster or something. It was through HR agency so very basic questions that nothing really would be worth to mention. So i didn't have any interviews with employees. Agency emailed me for the schedule of phone interview. They asked me questions about resume and some technical question about QA process.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you trouble shooting for xxxx situation?   1 Answer
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    Embedded Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Apple in February 2017.

    Interview

    Got a call from HR and was scheduled an interview for the following week with a Hiring Manager. Interview consisted of Resume discussion and simple bit manipulation code snippets in C. Interviewer asked about project details from resume as well.

    Interview Questions

    • Is the given number a bitwise palindrome?   1 Answer
  7. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Apple.

    Interview

    definitely harder than my more standard interviews at other big companies (Facebook, microsoft). seemed more specific and hard to prepare for. interviewers knew their stuff and questions were specific to the role I interviewed for.

    Interview Questions

    • lots of specific memory management questions, C++ questions   1 Answer
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    Engineering Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Apple (Cupertino, CA).

    Interview

    Pretty long day with 9 consecutive 45-min interviews. Everyone was friendly, very smart. Met with people at all levels and a variety of roles, including engineers, program managers, and QA. Seemed more about the cultural fit, relationship building, and the core part of an EPM duties vs factors to consider when trying to go above and beyond. Overall, a good exprience and welcome people to enjoy it.

    Interview Questions

    • Case study to think through different variables about next gen technology   1 Answer
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Hiring process started off with a call from the recruiter. From there, there were two technical phone interviews -- each one took an hour and had a live coding portion. I didn't hear back after the second phone interview.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked a lot of low-level C questions, but they don't allow releasing the questions.   1 Answer
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    Embedded Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Apple.

    Interview

    I had applied to various positions at Apple but got a callback many months later about a job I didn't apply for. It was mainly a software engineering job but was my experience in hardware was appreciated. I got a call from the HR who set up an online phone interview for Software.

    Interview Questions

    • Many questions about pointers, keywords such as volatile, const etc, linked lists   1 Answer
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    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Applied on Campus, and had an interview the day after. Told that if a team is interested in hiring me, they will contact me directly. I told the engineer about my personal projects, and why I wanted to work at Apple.

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