Apple's penchant for secrecy leads to the fact that newcomers are often put to work on non-existent projects or they are also called "bait". Naturally, they do not suspect anything, while trusted company employees are watching them. Sometimes it takes quite a long period of time. This revelation has been extensively revealed in Adam Lashinsky's new book Inside Apple
and was confirmed by a former Apple engineer on a talk show from Linkedin (the world's largest professional social network) last week.
The correspondence between Lashinsky and a former employee came under close scrutiny by Philip Elmer DeWitt of Fortune magazine.
Inside Apple, which was previously introduced as AppleInsider, also tells the story of a secret room at Apple that focuses solely on product packaging and examines what customers will feel when they open the product packaging.
She also reveals details about Steve Jobs' desire to make a documentary about his company before he dies.