• Your favorite

    Apple

    ,

    iPhone

    ,

    iPad

    ,

    iOS

    ,
    Jailbreak
    , and
    Cydia
    site.
  • A Look Into Apple's Struggle to Keep Their Prototypes Secret


    BussinessInsider secured an interview with a "very successfull" iPad developer who experienced first hand the incredible lengths Apple goes to ensure the secrecy of their unannounced products.

    The Developer, who wished to remain unnamed, figures he was "probably the sixth person to get an iPad" before the iPad's official release. The requirements to get an iPad early came up short of selling one's soul. Apple took down the social security numbers of the four developers allowed access to the room, on the Developer's company's property, with the iPad . Apple then required the test unit to be viewed in a room with no windows and new locks provided by Apple.

    Once in the room the developers were greeted with a prototype chained to a table by bicycle cables drilled into said table. The prototype was then housed in a custom frame to disguise everything except the LCD. Apple went as far as to take pictures of the wood grain of the desk the unit was drilled into so they could trace any leaked photos. The photo above, which was leaked Jan 27, 2010, corroborates many of the developers claims. The iPad in question appears to be as locked down in the same way as described above.

    "We could plug into them so we could code to them and we could touch the screen and play with that, but we couldn't see the form factor."
    The developer, who is only able to speak now that a year-long NDA is up, couldn't even tell his wife or the company's CEO what he was doing. And yet, despite all this secrecy, a simple phone, and a little too much alcohol, has the ability to make all these crazy steps for naught. Perhaps Apple requires employees to take an oath of sobriety or mandatory breathalyzers before venturing into the wild with their precious cargo now.

    Source: BusinessInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: A Look Into Apple's Struggle For Secrecy started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 9 Comments
    1. frozenra1n's Avatar
      frozenra1n -
      Talk about sobriety? iPhone 4 was lost and found in a bar
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      Some sources says iPhone 5 too, Apple is planning to send an engineer to one strip club here in New Orleans to leave the next iPhone 6.
    1. reanimationxp's Avatar
      reanimationxp -
      Dude you guys need to step your game up. Reposting articles that iDownloadBlog and AI are posting is not reporting. We all frequent the news sites and see these posts days before you guys put them up. Stop killing this site and come up with some original content once in a while.. and NOT like Messany's content.
    1. mosesh's Avatar
      mosesh -
      Quote Originally Posted by reanimationxp View Post
      Dude you guys need to step your game up. Reposting articles that iDownloadBlog and AI are posting is not reporting. We all frequent the news sites and see these posts days before you guys put them up. Stop killing this site and come up with some original content once in a while.. and NOT like Messany's content.
      thank you modmyi has not been posting very many original articles lately and it is fairly disconcerning to be honest haha
    1. s0ulp1xel's Avatar
      s0ulp1xel -
      I am buying it the day it comes out.
    1. kuhndsn's Avatar
      kuhndsn -
      Quote Originally Posted by mosesh View Post
      thank you modmyi has not been posting very many original articles lately and it is fairly disconcerning to be honest haha
      Some like to call it "re-tweeting". If you look at most of the posts that's all they are lately. I've sent a couple news worthy info but it only gets reported when some other site posts news about it. Internal news is good though some seems like filler... Hopefully it will get better. Perhaps journalistic networking, calling and interviews will help.
    1. Bluemoldycheeze88's Avatar
      Bluemoldycheeze88 -
      Doesn't apple drug test before hiring personel?
    1. The Digital Alchemist's Avatar
      The Digital Alchemist -
      "Perhaps Apple requires employees to take an oath of sobriety..."Wouldn't it just be easier to chain the employee to the desk and not the prototype so they couldn't go to the bar in the first place? Afterall , some people enjoy being chained up...
    1. <(O)> Device's Avatar
      <(O)> Device -
      Quote Originally Posted by javiert30 View Post
      Some sources says iPhone 5 too, Apple is planning to send an engineer to one strip club here in New Orleans to leave the next iPhone 6.
      iPhone 7 will most likely be located in the middle of someone's vomit puddle at Mardy Gras.