Apple Park Drone Update Provides Final Glimpses Into Construction Progress Before April Grand Opening

As we enter April and the official opening of Apple's latest campus, Apple Park, drone videographer Matthew Roberts today shared the latest aerial update on the construction progress for the site -- an update that is expected to be the last before Apple Park opens.

In the video, more solar panels sit atop the main circular building's roof awaiting installation, showing that construction on the site will be down to the wire ahead of employees' move-in date, which has yet to be specified by Apple beyond the month of April.


Around the campus, the Tantau Avenue parking garage is nearing completion while internal additions are finally being added, with Roberts' drone catching glimpses of office chairs and desks in the R&D Facility. Other areas are far from completion, like the newly christened "Steve Jobs Theater," which isn't expected to open until later this year.

Roberts' video also notes that "more prep for the pond has been occurring" within the large, central courtyard of Apple Park, and landscaping is ramping up ahead of the April grand opening. Nearby at the main building, staircases have been installed leading up to the entryway atrium.

MacRumors has been following Apple's progress on Apple Campus 2 for years, dating back to when late CEO Steve Jobs pitched the idea for the campus in 2011, to the day demolition began on the site in 2013. In February, Apple officially named the campus "Apple Park" and revealed its opening date would be coming sometime in April, with construction on various buildings continuing after employees move in.

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keysofanxiety Avatar
50 months ago

Such a massive waste of money. With the way that Apple's sales continue to plummet and with their innovation long dead, this building won't be able to be sustained in 10+ years.

A month's worth of iPhone sales would have paid for this. Incidentally, belated Mac hardware updates doesn't mean their innovation is 'long dead'.

I'll see you in 10 years and we'll discuss Apple's plummeting sales & dead innovation then? :)
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scottct1 Avatar
50 months ago
Did this Drone come via Time Machine?

As far as I know it's not April yet in Washington State. :D :D
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Internet Enzyme Avatar
50 months ago

Such a massive waste of money. With the way that Apple's sales continue to plummet and with their innovation long dead, this building won't be able to be sustained in 10+ years.

https://www.macrumors.com/2017/03/29/aapl-soars-as-golden-opportunity-to-buy-remains/
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scottct1 Avatar
50 months ago

Read the title again. I think you're drunk. Haha. It says last glimpse before the April opening. :)

No look at the Video Title and Graphics in the Video, says April, 2017. :D
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
invisiblecube Avatar
50 months ago
"Sorry the Mac release is behind schedule. My team has been too busy decorating their new cubicles."
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iReality85 Avatar
50 months ago

So what's to prevent a drone from flying through the campus after it's up and running? I would think Apple would want to prevent this from a corporate espionage perspective. Apple designed anti drone drones?

They'll have solar powered anti-drone laser cannons that'll rise up out of the rooftop. Especially on the R&D facility.

What did you think all those solar panels are for? ;)
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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