如果你觉得苹果是一个充满创意和梦想的地方,然后能够进去苹果工作是一件光宗耀祖的事情,让杰玺告诉你:“想想就好”。想要得到苹果的一份工作并非易事(你以为在夜市卖苹果吗?),最近网上疯传了在苹果面试过程中,他们会根据你过往的工作经验,丢出一些技术性的问题之余,也会问你一些让你丈八金刚摸不着头脑的难题。

据美国《时代》杂志报导,参与苹果面试的人们被问过的最难的问题。其中,有些会要求你去解决棘手的数学问题,还有一些问题看似简单,但是模凌两可得足以让你脑袋当场当机:

1.“我们有一杯热咖啡和一小杯刚从冰箱拿出的冷牛奶。室温介于二者之间。我们什么时候应该把牛奶加入咖啡,以最早地得到温度最低的溷合饮品?(开始,中间或最后)?”——产品设计工程师职位

2.“帝国大厦有多重?”——解决方桉谘询师职位

3.“解释一下RAM(随机存储器)为什么有五年寿命。”——苹果Genius职位

4.“飞机的机翼是如何工作的?”——领导系统工程师职位

5.“告诉我五种方法,可以检测出汽车还有多少油。”——硬件工程师职位

6.“如果你有两个鸡蛋,并且想搞清楚在不摔破鸡蛋的前提下最高能从多高的地方往下扔鸡蛋,你会採取怎样的做法?最优的解决方桉是哪种?”——软件工程师职位

7.“你会如何统计分析这只笔的成本?”——全球供应经理职位

8.“陈述一个很有趣的问题以及你的解决方式。”——软件工程师职位

9.“向一个8岁的小孩解释什么是路由器以及它的功能。”——产品客服顾问职位

10.“每天都有多少新生儿诞生?”——全球供应经理职位

11.“100枚硬币平摆在桌面上,每个都有正背面。其中,10个正面朝上,90个背面朝上。你不能触摸、看或者是以任何其它方式去感知它们的状态。请将硬币分成两拨,使每一拨里正面朝上的硬币数目一致。”-—软件工程师职位

12.“你是怎么测试你最喜欢的应用程序的?”——软件质检工程师职位

13.“现在有三个箱子,其中,一个箱子里只有苹果,一个只有桔子,另一个既有苹果也有桔子。所有箱子上的标籤都标错了,没有一个能正确反映箱子的内容物。只打开其中一个箱子,不能看里面是什么,你拿出里面的一个水果。通过这个水果,你如何能马上给所有箱子贴上正确的标籤?”——软件质检工程师职位

14.“场景:你正在与一位愤怒的顾客沟通,她已经等了20分钟,却还没有得到帮助,现在正在闹事。她声称,她要去百思买门店或者微软的门店去买她想要的电脑。请你解决这个问题。”——(门店)专员职位

15.“一个男人打来电话,他有着一台老旧的跟砖头一样无用的电脑。你会做什么?”——苹果产品维护电话谘询职位

16.“你聪明吗?”——系统集成工程师职位

17.“你都有哪些失败的经历,你从中都学到了什么?”——软件经理职位

18.“你是否曾与经理的决策产生分歧,你是如何提出这个异议的?请给出一个具体的例子,然后解释你是如何去调解这项异议的,最终结果如何,对方对你的评价是怎么样的。”——软件工程师职位

19.“你将一个玻璃杯盛上水放到一个唱盘机上,然后慢慢地提高唱盘的转动速度。首先会发生什么——玻璃杯会滑落,翻倒,还是水会溅出来?”——机械工程师职位

20.“跟我说说你做过的让自己很自豪的事情。”——软件工程师经理职位

21.“你是个有创意的人吗?说说看你能想到的有创意的事情。”——软件工程师职位

22.“讲述一次令人羞耻的经历。”——苹果零售专员职位

23.“解决顾客问题和创造良好的顾客体验,哪个更重要?”——苹果产品客服顾问职位

24.“为什么苹果把自己的名字从苹果电脑股份有限公司改成了苹果股份有限公司?”——专员职位

25.“你看起来是个很积极的人,什么样的事情会打击你?”——家庭空间专员职位

26.“请展示一下(角色扮演)你如何只用声音来让顾客觉得你很乐意为他们效劳。”——大学客服顾问职位

27.“你今天为什么会来这儿?”——软件工程师职位

28.“假设有一个iTunes上的应用程序存储了很多图片,时间久了这些图片不再新鲜了。你会用什么方式清理掉这些不用的图片?”——软件工程师职位

29.“如果给你一个罐子,里面溷杂着不同硬币,有些有正反面,有些两面图桉一样,你拿出其中一个,用手指弹它三次,让它先后呈现的图桉必须按照正-正-反这个顺序。那么,不管你拿出的是什么样的硬币,你得到这个顺序的概率如何?”——首席分析师职位

30.“过去四年中,你最棒的一天是哪天?最差劲的一天又是哪天?”——工程项目主管职位

31.“当你以顾客的身份走进苹果门店时,你会注意到店里的什么,你第一次走进去时感觉如何?”——专员职位

32.“为什么你想要加入苹果,如果苹果僱用了你,那么你会想念现在这份工作的什么地方?”——软件工程师职位

33.“你如何测试一台烤麵包机?”——软件QA工程师职位

 

英文原版:

1. “Explain to an 8 year old what a modem/router is and its functions.” — At-Home Advisor candidate

2. “Who is your best friend?” — Family Room Specialist candidate

3. “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?” — Software Engineer candidate

4. “Describe an interesting problem and how you solved it.” — Software Engineer candidate

5. “How many children are born every day?” — Global Supply Manager candidate

6. “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.” — Software Engineer candidate

7. “Describe yourself, what excites you?” — Software Engineer candidate

8. “If we hired you, what do you want to work on?” — Senior Software Engineer candidate

9. “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?” — Software QA Engineer candidate

10. “Scenario: 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

11. “How would you breakdown the cost of this pen?” — Global Supply Manager candidate

12. “A man calls in and has an older computer that is essentially a brick. What do you do?” — Apple Care At-Home Consultant candidate

13. “Are you smart?” — Build Engineer candidate

14. “What are your failures, and how have you learned from them?” — Software Manager candidate

15. “Have you ever disagreed with a manager’s decision, and how did you approach the disagreement? Give a specific example and explain how you rectified this disagreement, what the final outcome was, and how that individual would describe you today.” — Software Engineer candidate

16. “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?” — Mechanical Engineer candidate

17. “Tell me something that you have done in your life which you are particularly proud of.” — Software Engineering Manager candidate

18. “Why should we hire you?” — Senior Software Engineer candidate

19. “Are you creative? What’s something creative that you can think of?” — Software Engineer candidate

20. “Describe a humbling experience.” — Apple Retail Specialist candidate

21. “What’s more important, fixing the customer’s problem or creating a good customer experience?” — Apple At Home Advisor candidate

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21. “Why did Apple change its name from Apple Computers Incorporated to Apple Inc.?” — Specialist candidate

22. “You seem pretty positive, what types of things bring you down?” — Family Room Specialist candidate

23. “Show me (role play) how you would show a customer you’re willing to help them by only using your voice.” — College At-Home Advisor candidate

24. “What brings you here today?” — Software Engineer candidate

25. “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

26. “If you’re given a jar with a mix of fair and unfair coins, and you pull one out and flip it 3 times, and get the specific sequence heads heads tails, what are the chances that you pulled out a fair or an unfair coin?” — Lead Analyst candidate

27. “What was your best day in the last 4 years? What was your worst?” — Engineering Project Manager candidate

28. “When you walk in the Apple Store as a customer, what do you notice about the store/how do you feel when you first walk in?” — Specialist candidate

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29. “Why do you want to join Apple and what will you miss at your current work if Apple hired you?” — Software Engineer candidate

30. “How would you test your favorite app?” — Software QA Engineer candidate

31. “What would you want to do 5 years from now?” — Software Engineer candidate

32. “How would you test a toaster?” — Software QA Engineer candidate