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Apple's Transition to New Headquarters Should Accelerate as More Occupancy Permits Granted

While some construction remains underway at Apple Park on both the inside and outside, an increasing number of Apple employees will likely transition to the company's new headquarters over the next few months.


VentureBeat reports that Apple received temporary occupancy permits for five of the 12 sections of the main circular building on the campus in late December. The report adds that Apple is on track to receive temporary occupancy permits for all of the other sections between late January and March at the latest.

The permits should accelerate the move-in process for some 12,000 employees that will eventually work out of Apple Park, with many coming from the company's nearby Infinite Loop campus, both of which are located in Cupertino, California.

Apple employees have generally remained quiet about the move, in line with the company's secretive culture, but a few mentions have surfaced on social media platforms like Twitter and Snapchat since early January. One employee tweeted that Wednesday was his last day at Apple's previous Infinite Loop headquarters.


Apple had already received temporary occupancy permits last year for certain sections of Apple Park that contain the restaurant and atrium. Permits were also granted for the Apple Park Visitor Center and Steve Jobs Theater, where Apple unveiled the iPhone X and will host its annual shareholders meeting next month.

Apple originally said its new headquarters would open last April, but at its September event, chief executive Tim Cook said employees would begin moving in later in the year, beyond some ancillary buildings already in use.

When construction wraps up at Apple Park, the headquarters should be able to receive permanent occupancy permits. For the latest progress update, watch this drone video shared by Duncan Sinfield earlier this month.



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12 weeks ago
Well I hope this giant distraction is over. Apple needs to focus on going back to basics once again, not the decor.
Rating: 10 Votes
12 weeks ago

Occupancy permits? That's dumb. I wonder how much the city makes on these permits. That's the only reason why they exist.


It's all part of new construction and making sure the space is safe and meets all codes. Each area has to be signed off by Code Enforcement before anyone can use the space as intended. Standard practice in every type of construction in the U.S. If we didn't have this checkpoint, imagine what kind of conditions we'd have...especially in an earth quake prone area. Seen any news lately of collapsed buildings in "other" countries?? It's there for a reason and all part of the permits process.
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Well I hope this giant distraction is over. Apple needs to focus on going back to basics once again, not the decor.


I bet that wavy metal over-hang just grinds on Sir Jony's brain... :) "It's not bloody smooth! Looks like rubbish!"
Rating: 7 Votes
12 weeks ago
Occupancy permits? That's dumb. I wonder how much the city makes on these permits. That's the only reason why they exist.
Rating: 4 Votes
12 weeks ago

Just go over to ANDROID! If it is not to your content just switch.
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It's the company DNA not a distraction. Its part of the message they want to deliver


Back to basics would be the Mac not iStuff
Rating: 3 Votes
12 weeks ago
I can't wait for all the great watch band innovation to come!

Well...someone had to say it.
Rating: 3 Votes
12 weeks ago

What's going to happen with the old One Infinite Loop building?


It will still be used. At least that‘s what Steve Jobs said at the presentation a few years ago.
Rating: 2 Votes
12 weeks ago

Good question. I'd like to know that as well. Maybe they'll build a second UFO? Ooh, maybe the Death Star?


After all of the jiggering of the current staff around they plan to fill it back up with employees from rented space from other locations.

There is even another building across the street from Apple Part which is in the process of being rehab'ed or torn down. (green fence in lates vid) Apple also owns this property.

Don't forget there is still another large site Apple is taking over Campus 3 [MEDIA=youtube]NBZgTtL31nA[/MEDIA]
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12 weeks ago
What's going to happen with the old One Infinite Loop building?
Rating: 1 Votes
12 weeks ago
I wonder how Apple execs will distract themselves next...
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12 weeks ago

Occupancy permits? That's dumb. I wonder how much the city makes on these permits. That's the only reason why they exist.

It's just part of the building permit process and usually does not carry an additional fee. It basically states that construction is complete, that the building can now be used for offices, and that the tax assessor can now charge the office building rate instead of the lower empty lot rate. Of course, details vary from city to city.
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