Mark Gurman, through his sources, has received details on how Apple is complying with United States government restrictions to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 virus epidemic. In a new Bloomberg article, an expert tells how the company took different approaches and was forced to change its plans.
For example, Apple Park is partially closed. And even though all the details keep working you need special authorization to access the site. All staff who can work from home, including Tim Cook who has since has published a video from yours on Twitter.
Assistance to purchase goods, video conferencing and prototypes outside of the lab
Some anonymous employees who spoke to Mark point out that Apple (no doubt) has a difficult time changing everything in the privacy of the office and telecommunications. There is no way to confirm, for example, that someone who knows the details of the iPhone 12 means anything to their family or roommate. That's it causing delays in the development of future devices and other resources
"Whether you work at home or in the office, it is always important to keep our work confidential. While working from home, we use the same methods in the office and always keep the information we use confidential."
Events like meetings where it is decided which products should be developed "It's very difficult or impossible"making the Internet. This is not the only staff complaint: stress about its epidemic issues and disruption of homework has been noted. Currently, Apple uses Slack, FaceTime, Box, Jabber and WebEx. The company will also assist with the purchase of compact car desks and work chairs, an expense that has come as a surprise to many. A nice touch is provided by the competition: Apple recommends that its employees take pictures of their work desk not long enough to select the first one as the winner.
As for the category Sales In physical stores, its chief executive Deirdre O & # 39; Brien holds daily remote meetings that vote and send all its employees. There are employees and their families who have been infected with COVID-19, so now the program is in place review the case for each store and try to get them re-opened from the first night of April. The only Apple stores that are slowly opening up now are those in China, the country that is slowly recovering from the disease.
The iPhone 12 will arrive on time, but some products may not arrive
Gurman continues to confirm recent rumors that the iPhone 12 will see the light in time so that it can go on sale in September as it does every year. In addition, a source notes that the company is working on a new type of iMac, HomePod, entry-level iPad, MacBook Pro, and the new Apple TV. In a sense, everything should come out before the end of 2020.
To advance as much as possible, Apple has reached a point allow other employees to take prototypes of these products at home. In this way, even in the most unusual and dangerous way, they can do experiments in their homes. The same goes for the types of operating system: instead of trying it behind closed doors in Apple Park, employees try it at home after getting approved costs at the highest levels. A leak like this made by Mark, however, would be very difficult to be neutral.