Apple Engineer Fired For Showing Woz 3G iPad

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Sonny Burnett, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. Sonny Burnett

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    It seems that on the WiFi launch morning that an Apple engineer was waiting in line outside an apple store and saw Steve Wozniak. He showed the 3G prototype to Woz for 2 minutes during which time the iPad phoned home and the engineer was fired for violating the Apple NDA.


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    #2 CaptKirk, Apr 25, 2010
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    The iPad engineer that got fired probably had other issues. And I would not get too bent about it. Most of the Apple product engineers do not last very long. Once they get going on a project, they work long hours with a lot of stress. Steve Jobs is a perfectionist and such atmosphere can be hard to deal with. There are a lot of young engineers and fresh blood works well for Apple creative.
     
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    Sonny you confuse , Gray is the one lost the iPhone in a bar, the one be fired is the one show for 2 minutes the iPad 3G to SW
     
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    Yup - that what story say, but I think Sonny read his own so he gets bigger think cap. :p
     
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    we signed a non disclosure agreement when we formed the company for all personal have to sign it from the ceo to the lowest tech in the company ..for our work has do with a very stange and weird typle programs for our line of work ..
     
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    Companies and governments spend money on espionage, they sign an agreement that they will not disclose secret info. End of story. All policies have discretion. You think Microsoft has never fired anyone for the same kind of disclosure?
     
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    It may not be national security, but it has the potential to cost Apple millions. In some cases, it can be a major embarrassment. The iPhone fiasco was an accident and possible criminal event. The 3G iPad event was a deliberate failure to abide by the rules.
     
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    you hit on the head for a lot of people do understand how much money is spent on the basic keeping of the secrets of the company ..
     
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    Seeing how the iPad 3G was going to made available to the public on the 30th anyways what actual harm was done. Anyone can get their hands on it after Friday do reverse engineering on it.
     

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