One of the most prestigious companies of the world, Apple Inc. is also known for being the one of the best paying employers. Also, in terms of remuneration, it is an organization that gives high importance to capability as well as performance, even more than designation. Recently Apple’s retail chief Angela Ahrendts grabbed world’s attention for being the tech giant’s top-paid executive, bringing in nearly $24.2 million (approx. Rs 154.09 crore) in total compensation last year.
Also, it is quite obvious that getting a job at an organization that pays its employees so well wouldn’t be a piece of cake! Based upon the profile you are applying for and your previous work experience, Apple asks technical questions in their interviews.
But apart from testing your knowledge about mechanics, the company also asks some brain teasing non-technical puzzles, answering which could get you a job at one of the world’s best employer.
So in case you are dreaming of working at Apple at some point in your career, we list a few mind boggling puzzles and questions that have been asked to candidates appearing in interview at Apple Inc. Well! So let us get going:
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)?
This question was asked during an interview for position of Product Design Engineer who, on an average, is paid approximately Rs 82 lakh.
If you have two 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?
This puzzle was asked to a candidate appearing in interview for Software Engineer Position at Apple Inc. who is paid about Rs.76 lakh.
You have a 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.
This question was also asked to a candidate appearing in interview for Software Engineer Position at Apple Inc. who is paid about Rs.76 lakh.
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 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?
This puzzle was asked during interview to a Software QA Engineer candidate. Answering it correctly could have got him/her a job paying about Rs 66 lakh a year.
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?
This question was asked during an interview for position of Mechanical Engineer who, on an average, is paid approximately Rs 80 lakh.
Tell me something that you have done in your life which you are particularly proud of.
This puzzle was asked during interview to a Software Engineering Manager candidate. Answering it correctly could have got him/her a job paying about Rs 89 lakh a year.