Разыскал оригинал статьи с откровениями бывшего сотрудника Apple в New York Times, эти факты мне приглянулись в сегодняшней КТ.

Для памяти выложу их здесь, пригодятся во многом и при написании ряда материалов.

Оригинал на сайте газеты

Привожу вырванные кусочки, все не интересно.

“They make everyone super, super paranoid about security,” said Mark Hamblin, who worked on the touch-screen technology for the iPhone and left Apple last year. “I have never seen anything else like it at another company.”

Secrecy at Apple is not just the prevailing communications strategy; it is baked into the corporate culture. Employees working on top-secret projects must pass through a maze of security doors, swiping their badges again and again and finally entering a numeric code to reach their offices, according to one former employee who worked in such areas.

Work spaces are typically monitored by security cameras, this employee said. Some Apple workers in the most critical product-testing rooms must cover up devices with black cloaks when they are working on them, and turn on a red warning light when devices are unmasked so that everyone knows to be extra-careful, he said.

Apple employees are often just as surprised about new products as everyone else.

“I was at the iPod launch,” said Edward Eigerman, who spent four years as a systems engineer at Apple and now runs his own technology consulting firm. “No one that I worked with saw that coming.”

Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president for marketing, has held internal meetings about new products and provided incorrect information about a product’s price or features, according to a former employee who signed an agreement not to discuss internal matters. Apple then tries to track down the source of news reports that include the incorrect details.

Краткое содержание для тех, кто не читает совсем на языке потенциального врага. В Apple параноидальны о безопасности. Топ менеджеры компании проводят совещания на которых рассказывают неверные сведения, а затем радостно ищут утечку, если она произошла и вычисляют людей (в целом могу отметить, что это их любимое занятие, чего стоят коричневые айфоны недавно и тому подобные игрушки). Чтобы добраться до рабочего места, надо пройти кучу дверей с отпечатками, кодами доступа, работать с устройствами можно только за черной ширмой, скрывать все от коллег. НУ и так далее. Паранойя в действии.