How many people really do have friends at apple?

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  1. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

    yoyo5280

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    Often people come to the forums spreading false rumors and saying things like " My friend/acquaintance from apple confirmed it"

    Usually these people dont have friends, full stop.

    I am just curious to know how mnay people actually know somebody that works at apple (not the stores)

    My moms friends husband works for AppleJapan/Asia head of marketing or something or another. He sent me lotsa cool merchandise :cool:

    What about you?

    P.S. you dont gotta know the person well. I hardly know my guy, but you have to have met them. :p
     
  2. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Uh yeah, my dad is Steve Jobs. You might've heard of him...
    Well he says that, um, macs are totally cool, and, um, I believe my dad.

    So to answer your question. No, I know no one, not even at my fifteen local Apple stores. ;)
     
  3. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    Well, I don't have a "friend" at Apple, but I do have an acquaintance at an Apple store they I'll go visit every once in a while.
     
  4. Sideonecincy macrumors 6502

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    I was "friends" with a guy who worked at a retail store at Apple. He got fired for taking an early version of Leopard. I never see him now, but he was a nice guy whenever I did talk to him.
     
  5. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

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    I know a guy who works for Transitive and has done some work on snow leopard.
     
  6. EricBrian macrumors 6502a

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    No, but I do have a brother who works at a software company that doesn't make software for Apple. :)

    Did you mean to say "might've" or something similar?
     
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    My best friend's sister in law waxes Steve Jobs back.
     
  8. Dagless macrumors Core

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    An old school friend who I haven't spoke to in 6 years now works at an Apple Store.

    If I was a normal internet person I'd say "I know someone who works at Apple!!!!".
     
  9. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    My brother's former employer had Apple as a client (you can use their product in the iTunes store). I don't know if he worked on that project, but I know he did a lot for Victoria's Secret. ;)
     
  10. dejo Moderator

    dejo

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    Not to mention "heard of"... ;)
     
  11. iGary Guest

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    I have a good friend that works at the Cupertino campus.

    Big whoop.
     
  12. Crawn2003 macrumors 6502

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    None at Apple but one at Pixar and three or four at Lucas Arts. (Don't know if the one quit yet or not to go to EA)

    ~Crawn
     
  13. gldelx macrumors member

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    A friend of mine works at Cupertino as well, does something to do with programming (network/server iirc), but is never any help with any question/complaints I have with my MBP, iPods or iPhone. lol... His answer is always "I work no where near those guys, never see them and have no idea..."
    BUT he did share his friends/fam discount for my MBP :D
     
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  15. Mord macrumors G4

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    Used to, he even leaked me a few fairly inconsequential things. I fell out of contact a while back.
     
  16. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    I have two friends who work there, one Reliability Engineer (no jokes please) and one patent attorney.
     
  17. MicBook macrumors regular

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    A guy who used to work for us as a lighting designer (sometimes does some work for us still) is a beta tester for Apple and attends all the keynotes
     
  18. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

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    I knew a guy who is a penetration expert! :)
     
  19. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Phew, don't drink and spell.;)
     
  20. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    At least they have a reliability engineer!
     
  21. RacerX macrumors 65832

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    I know a few people who were originally NeXT developers, became Mac developers, and then were grabbed by Apple over the years.

    I, for one, can tell you that our conversations about computers in general and about Apple specifically changed radically after they started working at Apple. They generally don't talk anything Apple related anymore. And basically, it is understood that you don't ask about anything Apple related of them.

    To that end, the best (and only) info I get usually is given on a voluntary basis. And even then, I don't think that I've ever attempted to disclose stuff. Usually it is small stuff that lets me be technically prepared so I can better help my clients.

    But yeah, as a general rule: Friends don't ask Apple friends to reveal things about Apple.


    :rolleyes:

    What do we talk about when we talk? Politics. It is a safer subject. :eek:
     
  22. Raid macrumors 68020

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    Most people shouldn't really call the people they know at Apple 'friends', more often than not it's a dealer/junkie relationship. ...especially if you claim that they told you about the upcoming <insert product rumour du jour here>... ;)
     
  23. nnfaris5 macrumors member

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    why do u care? ok ur parents work at APPLE. share some free machandises pliz
     
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  25. rpaloalto macrumors 6502a

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    No friends at Apple. But I do live, just a few blocks away from Steve Jobs.:D
     

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