New Apple Park Drone Video Shows Off Steve Jobs Theater Ahead of Next Week's Event

Construction on Apple Park is nearing completion and Apple is putting the finishing touches on the Steve Jobs Theater where next week's iPhone-centric event will be held, according to a new video shared this evening by drone pilot Duncan Sinfield.

Sinfield's video offers up a close look at the now-finished theater and it depicts landscaping progress at the campus, both inside and outside of the ring-shaped main building.


The theater is a 20-foot tall glass cylinder that overlooks the main campus building and is surrounded by greenery. It boasts the world's largest freestanding carbon fiber roof and spans 120,000 square feet with an underground auditorium area that seats 1,000 people.

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Apple named the theater in honor of late Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs, who envisioned the design for Apple Park before his death in 2011.

Apple's iPhone keynote, which takes place on Tuesday, September 12, will be the inaugural event at the Steve Jobs Theater. Apple announced Apple Park as the location for the event when it sent out media invites last Thursday.

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Top Rated Comments

FtrV8 Avatar
88 months ago
Amazing. Wish Jobs was alive to see it.
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iapplelove Avatar
88 months ago
Wow what a beautiful building!
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Elijen Avatar
88 months ago
Very nice building. Is it just me or does the theater look pretty small?
I think that's just the entrance. The actual theater is underground.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
abhibeckert Avatar
88 months ago
I'm glad people here seem to think all this is a net positive for Apple... Because I'm afraid the new campus is a sign of all that is wrong with Apple.

1) It's an ungodly and completely unnecessary cost (with no tangible benefit)
It's not "ungodly" at all. Just a few months of the company profit will pay for it. If you or I were to build a house for ourselves, we'd spend far more than that.

And it does have benefits, for example people who work together on the same project won't need to drive for half an hour through heavy city traffic to whatever small building the other people are working in. Which benefits the whole city (less traffic). Not to mention they replaced concrete with (mostly) trees. Cities need more trees.

2) The giant, communal workspace is disruptive and upsetting to employees. Could facilitate the leaving of crucial talent
Anyone who wants privacy will just have internal walls put up. Easy, cheap, quick.

3) People like Jony Ive dedicated a significant portion of their time and effort in the design and construction process, diverting attention away from the product line.
Apple has plenty of other people who can work on those products with a little direction from Ive/etc. No harm done, and it's good to spread the work around incase somebody decides to leave.

4) the migration of employees from Infinite 1 loop to here will result in a reduction of productivity spread out over months.
They had 25,000 employees in the city a couple years ago, and surely more today. Only half their employees can fit in this new building and less than a quarter at 1 Infinite loop – people at the old campus can stay where they are if moving would hurt productivity.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rojaaemon Avatar
88 months ago
When I look at that incredible office building I can't help thinking, with anticipation and hope, "Those long-standing iTunes bugs are going to be eliminated now!"
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
newyorksole Avatar
88 months ago
Such a big year for Apple. Glad to see the stars aligning.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)