Drone Video Shows Empty Apple Park Campus

With most of Apple's corporate employees working from home at the current time, the Apple Park campus in Cupertino is nearly abandoned.


Drone footage shot recently by drone pilot Duncan Sinfield looks similar to drone videos shot before ‌Apple Park‌ opened, with no visible people on the campus and parking lots abandoned.

Apple employees worldwide have been working at home since March 8, though there are likely still employees on the ‌Apple Park‌ campus who have essential roles at the company.

Apple employees with non-essential roles are required to stay at home under Santa Clara County's shelter-in-place order.

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CarlJ Avatar
56 months ago

And stores are getting restocked. Except for TP and bottled water. I cannot figure why people by TP and bottled water.
Ugh, I wish people would just buy a water filter of some sort rather than endless bottles of bottled water. So wasteful.
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Westside guy Avatar
56 months ago
The eeriest part of that video is at the end - the building fires its thrusters, lifts up and flies off into the sunset.
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iRutherford Avatar
56 months ago
That rainbow thing really stands out. In a bad way.
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gsmornot Avatar
56 months ago
They should install huge clock hands with the 12 at the north side of the circle.
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Erehy Dobon Avatar
56 months ago

Some of the trees aren’t adapting well it seems.
I don't see a noticeable problem. Spring is four days old and many trees are still waking up. And not just at 1 Apple Way, pretty much everywhere around the South Bay.

One can't tell bud break from this distance but this past week's rather cool temperatures has probably squeezed the brakes on the fruit tree orchard bloom. There was almost no rain in February.

The stark contrast between the clean fruit trees rows and the lush insectary rows indicates that there is very active weed control. The latter's growth has likely been spurned by this month's more plentiful rain. There's nothing wrong with the soil.

This area used to be nothing but fruit orchards anyhow a century ago. They'll be fine.

The local redwood trees and other conifers seem to have no problem dumping large clouds of yellow pollen on my car's windshield and my town's sidewalks (or pretty much any outdoor horizontal surface).
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citysnaps Avatar
56 months ago

Not accurate... While big chain stores are closed, all the little privately owned coffee shops are open and are begging for any customers they can get to avoid bankruptcy.
Accurate in the SF Bay Area. And should be in all of California. The only exception, at the moment, is offering take out/to-go service from the front door. Some do, some don't. You're not allowed to seat people for service. An excellent policy.

I suspect that will be further tightened in the next week or two.
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