Apple Building Developer Center at Apple Park Campus

Apple is working to build a dedicated Developer Center on its Apple Park campus, Apple Fellow Phil Schiller said today during his testimony in the ongoing Epic v. Apple trial.

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Schiller did not provide additional detail on the Developer Center, and it has not previously been announced by Apple, so little information is available at this time.

In the past, Apple had Developer Compatibility Labs for Mac OS X developers, and it's possible that the new Developer Center will offer similar functionality. Developer Compatibility Labs offered developers access to Apple facilities in Cupertino, California or Tokyo, Japan to test their software or hardware products with a wide range of Apple devices to ensure compatibility.

The Developer Compatibility Labs, which have since been discontinued, were priced at $99 and supported up to 10 people, with 500 different hardware configurations available.

The new ‌Apple Park‌ Developer Center will presumably allow developers to visit ‌Apple Park‌ to test apps and work with Apple engineers to fix bugs and implement new features. We've asked Apple for more information and will update when we hear back.

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AngerDanger Avatar
7 months ago

Schiller did not provide additional detail on the Developer Center, and it has not previously been announced by Apple, so little information is available at this time.
I still felt confident in throwing together a quick mockup:



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a m u n Avatar
7 months ago
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Mcckoe Avatar
7 months ago
Why I’m imagining: a smaller ring, placed next the headquarters… like a doghouse… don’t mess up, or we’ll send you to the developer building… will probably have really bad WiFi, as an added punishment…
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h3ysw5nkan Avatar
7 months ago

My thoughts too. How is it that this enormous spaceship they’ve built is not big enough to house developers? Surely it’s big enough? Wasn’t the point of the spaceship to bring their employees together to feel unified and work together?
Developers are external personnel. They don’t have the security clearance to enter the main building, where you may see confidential information or hear something you shouldn’t have.
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cmaier Avatar
7 months ago

My thoughts too. How is it that this enormous spaceship they’ve built is not big enough to house developers? Surely it’s big enough? Wasn’t the point of the spaceship to bring their employees together to feel unified and work together?
These are not employees. They are third party developers.
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1258186 Avatar
7 months ago
They used to hold international developer roadshows in various countries around the world for developers who don’t live in California. I hope they bring that back.
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