Tag Archives: Employees

Tim Cook rejects plan of opening more Apple Stores on Thanksgiving

Last week, there were rumors that Apple was planning on opening additional retail stores on Thanksgiving to give shoppers more locations to buy from during the holiday, and before the Black Friday rush. Thanksgiving is often a very busy day for Apple, as many consumers go into the stores to check out the products before the rush on Black Friday so they…

AppleCare employees seeing restricted vacation time from Sept. 15-28?

We have seen rumors floating around that T-Mobile employees got some restricted vacation dates, and now it is looking like AppleCare employees are joint in that as well. However, AppleCare employees seem to be having a much longer blackout than that of the T-Mobile employees, who only saw September 20-22nd. AppleCare folks seem to be getting blacked out…

Apple Store employees file lawsuit over security searches

Two former Apple Store employees have filed a lawsuit against Apple over claims that they were not paid whilst undergoing security searches at work. Apple store employees must submit to a personal package and bag search when clocking out for a break and at the end of every shift. The searches can take up to 15 minutes. One of the employees…

Apple employees reminded to keep quiet regarding iOS 7

Following news that Apple has released the iOS 7  Beta preview to all of its employees, it has today emerged that Apple has had to warn store employees about showing the updated iOS before its release. Managers within retail stores are apparently concerned regarding some of their staff signing up to developer accounts and sharing iOS 7 with their…

Apple employees dismiss possibility of “fake” project assignments

  There were some rumors floating around today about Apple tasking employees with “fake” projects, or “dummy” projects. It was previously reported that these so-called “dummy” projects would be used to determine whether a new employee could keep a secret, as Apple strives to keep as much of its future product releases under wraps. However, Ars…

Scott Forstall praised by former Apple employees

Since Scott Forstall was given the boot by Apple, losing his position as chief of iOS, many have wondered, “was this a good decision?” Well, according to former Apple senior engineer Michael Lopp, no. Lopp actually posted on his blog that Forstall “was the best approximation of Steve Jobs that Apple had left.” As I’m sure many of you already know,…

Apple employees speak about Job’s role in the new Maps app, and how things have changed since he died

Today, Bloomberg Businessweek has published a story entitled “Mapping a Path Out of Steve Job’s Shadow”, which contains Apple employees discussing life after Job’s death, and his role in the new Maps app. Here is an extract explaining how things at Apple have changed: “There’s also more office politics and some concern that Jobs’s departure and the…

Rumor: Recent Apple retail hires getting the axe

Apple store employees have recently reached out to fellow Apple news source, MacRumors, reporting that recent hires have been getting laid off left and right in the United Kingdom and in other select spots around the world. A specific report from a U.K. retail store claims that all employees with less than six months experience working at the store…

Behind Closed Doors: Adam Lashinsky uncovers Apple in his new book

It’s no secret that Apple is the most secretive company in the world (pardon the pun). Fortune Tech Sr. Editor Adam Lashinsky’s book “Inside Apple: How America’s Most Admired — and Secretive — company really works” was released today, and I’m tipping it to be a big hit this year. Never judge a book by its cover, because this one is particularly…