A former Apple engineer says Apple may be going too far with its corporate focus on secrecy, and that some people inside the company perpetuate that secrecy to make themselves seem more important.Bob Messerschmidt worked at Apple from 2010 to 2013 after it bought his startup, Rare Light, which did research on heart rate sensors.
He was at Apple when the company was transitioning from Steve Jobs' leadership to the Tim Cook as CEO era.
"It's definitely not the same place" as it was when Jobs was CEO, he writes.
"There is really a contingent at Apple that has resorted to the tools of secrecy," says Messerschmidt, who now runs a biotech startup called Cor.Jobs wanted secrecy so his keynote announcements would garner as much attention as possible.
But now some people at Apple are using secrecy to win internal battles, he says.
"There s definitely a contingent at Apple that wants secrecy because it helps them maintain an empire, in a sense.