Apple posts job listing for two new product security team members

Apple posts job listing for two new product security team members
As we reported, there has been plenty of speculation that an Apple iPhone 5 prototype has gone missing in a story eerily similar to last year's fiasco when an Apple employee left an iPhone 4 prototype at a bar. The main difference this time is, that if true, the person who has the device is keeping quiet, perhaps worried about all of the legal hassles that surrounded last year's situation.

While not the definitive last word on the matter, some might find it more than a coincidence that Apple has just posted a job listing seeking two people to add to its product security team. The job entails overseeing the protection of Apple's unreleased products. The positions are based in Cupertino, but 30% of the time would require international and domestic travel. The job also calls for executing strategies designed by Apple's director of global security.

What are the odds that Apple would be looking to beef up its security team the same exact time that a rumor is spreading about a missing Apple iPhone 5 prototype? The job listing would seem to confirm the story and we would have to add that if the events that are alleged to have taken place this year are true, combined with the tawdry story that went down last year, Apple could really use at least the two more product security team members that they are seeking.

source: eWeek

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31 Comments

1. ilia1986 unregistered

Oh, so Apple now has it's own dedicated security team. Resident Evil, anyone?

8. Immolate

Posts: 310; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

Thanks for the inspiration for a new avatar.

11. ilia1986 unregistered

Hehe - I just now realized. Nice, very nice. Thumbs up to you, man. : )

12. ilia1986 unregistered

Umbrellapple Corporation. Now spreads the i-Virus. You can get infected just for 499$. A cure is also available. Just 2599$. The cure has 2% chance to work. You can increase the percentage for 99% per-percent. Injection requires you to have the Umprellapple proprietary connection port on your skull for direct access to your brain. Umbrellapple. We got you covered (in sh!t).

14. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol.. thats a great reference.. love it :)

23. blade19

Posts: 65; Member since: Apr 29, 2011

careful... Apple might just patent your idea! ... lol ... :)

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

or, this could be to REPLACE those 2 apple security officers that PRETENDED to be police and ILLEGALLY SEARCHED that guys home. Impersonating a police officer is a federal offence.

4. ilia1986 unregistered

Nah, ramixfa. These were the Elite Apple Corp. servicemen. Part of the secret Tim Cook personal bodyguard retinue. Their purpose is to safeguard him with their lives. And to execute heretics AKA Android users. They were sent to the thief's house to map the territory, in order for them to storm the place with iMachineguns at night. Of course should any of this become public - Tim Cook will deny any knowledge of the operation.

9. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Funny how andrones accuse Apple of all these crimes, but Apple never gets prosecuted. No matter how bad you want android to be better it won't be.

10. ilia1986 unregistered

lol 40% vs 28%. Always keep these numbers in what's left of your brain, taco. 40%. 28%. That's 12% more. And Apple gets prosecuted right here right on this very site - and in the minds of thousands of people. It is this kind of prosecution that counts - not some stupid ridiculous ban of a product by a judge in Germany.

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

28%? when did it get so high. last report was 22% to like 42%. :)

15. ilia1986 unregistered

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Smartphones-are-picking-up-market-share-Android-still-top-dog-Nielsen-study-shows_id21752 But Android is the one which is rising. Apple's the one which will begin to fall after the iJoke 5. In the meantime - more than half of the smartphones in the entire world - run Android.

18. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

oh, thats just in america. when you do worldwide, apple sales barely make 20%

30. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

because they are on all kind od devices. apple is doing it with 1 device. No s**t sherlock

17. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Great job google on giving away more free copies of your sw than Apple can sell. Do you hear yourself? Apple is getting prosecuted by fanboys on PA and that's more important than an official court in Germany BANNING a Samsung product? No one cares about what the same ten fanboys are posting on PA. PS in before whining I know the ban is temporary.

19. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

aww, taco.. we missed ya. its been too quiet the last few days without your lunacy. where ya been? :)

22. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I know you don't like facts, but referring to them as lunacy is a bit far fetched no?

24. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i would never refer to what me, ilia, sniggly, snowgator, and the rest say as lunacy. we may be silly sometimes, but what we say is pretty factual. you and miz on the other hand.. .pure lunacy. lol

20. ilia1986 unregistered

Yes taco. You know - customer satisfaction is more important than the ruling of some judge. And customers do not like corporate bullying and monopoly.

21. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

iPhone and Apple have the highest customer satisfaction ratings and have for the last 10 years.

25. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

there has been an iphone for 10 years?! how did i miss this!?! see.. apple did invent smartphones!

26. ilia1986 unregistered

Yeah taco. For 10 years. Difference is 10 years ago Apple wasn't busy throwing ridiculous law suits like batsh!t crazy.

27. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

About 10 years ago, it was palm that had the smartphones. Symbian was also starting to make appearence.

28. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

and windows CE :)

32. Apple Fanboy unregistered

F#ck all these f@gdroids!

3. Galen20K

Posts: 577; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

heh, too little too late.

5. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

"Product security" another fancy corporate position name for fake cops, they are really putting allot of money to push people around.

6. Immolate

Posts: 310; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

Private security forces are why they invented vicious guard dogs.

7. Boti95

Posts: 162; Member since: Sep 05, 2010

nhe he if i had that job i would just leave a prototype lying thier on the street.

16. bling bling unregistered

if they give me money and travel expenses , i would join them , hell free iphone and ipad will make me throw my current phone cuz i aint any-stupid-operating system-fan boy , pick me apple , do all the thumbs down you guys can , btw apple do you accept 20's guy

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