25 Toughest Interview Questions Asked By Apple to Test One’s Wit

Being placed and working at tech giant Apple is probably one of the most cherished dreams of the most of the young graduates. While what makes this dream and goal of most complicated for the techies is that the tricky questions posed to the aspiring candidates during the  interview leaving their dreams shattered.

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Get Placed With Apple Answering These Mostly Asked 25 Tricky Questions

Apple is no exception to the conventional process of  interviews which are conducted by itself for various aspiring people to work with it. One would be at the wrong end of the stick if they conceive  the Apple interview questions to be easy and as answerable. Interview questions of the Apple are usually posed to the candidates and techies based on both technical questions based on their past work experience and some mind-boggling puzzles such as solving tricky math problems.

These questions are quite enough to decide the fate of person seeking for a job in the most challenging place on the earth. To help and get the candidates seeking a challenging task to work at Apple or any corporate jobs, here are some of the most perplexed questions asked in the interview rounds of leading tech company of the world.

Question #1. A software engineer was asked

“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?”

droping eeg question of apple intevrview

Question #2. This one was asked to a family room specialist candidate

“Who is your best friend?”

who is best friend

Question #3. This was asked to an at-home advisor candidate

“Explain to an 8-year-old what a modem/router is and its functions.”

explaining kid how a router really works

Question #4. Global supply manager candidate was asked as

“How many children are born every day?”

how many babies are born on each day

Question #5. Test of wit for software engineer candidate

“You have a 100 coins laying flat on a table, each with a head side and a tail side. 10 of them heads up, 90 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.”

coins on table puzzle question of apple interview

Question #6. This was asked to a software QA engineer candidate

“There are three boxes, one contains only apples, one contains only oranges, and one contains both apples and oranges. The boxes have been incorrectly labelled 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?”

apple-boxes puzzle question of apple interview

Question #7. A specialist candidate was asked as,

“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.”

angry customer

Question #8. Global supply manager candidate was asked as,

“How would you break down the cost of this pen?”

pen cost

Question #9. This question was posted to Apple care-at-home consultant candidate

“A man calls in and has an older computer that is essentially a brick. What do you do?”

old man selling his old computer

Question #10. A build engineer candidate was asked as

“Are you smart?”

how smart are you

Question #11. This question was asked to software engineer candidate,

“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.”

difference in opinion with manager in office

Question #12. Mechanical engineer candidate was asked as

“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?”


Question #13. Software engineering manager candidate was asked as

“Tell me something that you have done in your life which you are particularly proud of”

what are you proud of you today

Question #14. Software engineer candidate

“Are you creative? What’s something creative that you can think of?”


Question #15. This question was asked to Apple retail specialist candidate

“Describe a humbling experience.”

humbling experience

Question #16. This question was asked to Apple at-home advisor candidate

“What’s more important, fixing the customer’s problem or creating a good customer experience?”


Question #17. A specialist candidate was asked as,

“Why did Apple change its name from Apple Computers Incorporated to Apple Inc?”

apple inc

Question #18. A family room specialist candidate was asked as,

“You seem pretty positive, what types of things bring you down?”

you are pretty awesome

Question #19. This how a college at-home advisor candidate was asked

“Show me (role play) how you would show a customer you’re willing to help them by only using your voice.”

customer friendly service

Question #20. Wit of a software engineer candidate was tested as,

“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?”


Question #21. A lead analyst candidate was asked as,

“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?”

jar full of fair and unfair coins

Question #22. This was posed to an engineering project manager candidate

“What was your best day in the last 4 years? What was your worst?”


Question #23.  A software engineer candidate was asked as,

“Why do you want to join Apple and what will you miss at your current work if Apple hired you?”


Question #24. It was asked to a software QA engineer candidate as,

“How would you test your favourite app?”


Question #25. This was question asked a software QA engineer candidate

“How would you test a toaster?

how would you test your toaster

What do you think? One should have a good amount of intelligence or time of reaction to answer these questions. How would you have answered if you were posed with this similar questions when you are aspiring against the above-cited positions? Leave your answers in the comment box below.

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