Aug 19, 2020

Apple helped make 'top secret' iPod for US government

Apple helped the US government build a "Top secret" iPod with hidden sensors inside, a former employee has revealed. Only four people at the company knew about the project, according to former Apple software engineer David Shayer. Two men from a defence contractor had arrived at Apple in 2005, on behalf of the US Department of Energy, he said. Apple had helped the engineers build a custom version of the iPod software to accommodate the secret device, Mr Shayer said. The high level of secrecy - and the fact the four people who had known about it had all since left Apple - meant, Mr Shayer said: "The PR people would tell you honestly that Apple has no record of any such project."

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