Apple Park

By MacRumors Staff
Apple Park is Apple's second campus in Cupertino, California. It is often referred to as the "spaceship" campus due to its unique ring-shaped design. Encompassing 2.8 million square feet and spanning 176 acres, construction on the campus started in 2013 and work was largely completed by the end of 2017.

The entire front of the main building features iconic curved glass windows, letting employees look out at the rest of the campus, which will be covered in greenery and an orchard. Along with the primary building that can house 13,000 employees, there's an underground auditorium for hosting events, a fitness center, a cafe, and a visitor's center complete with an Apple Store for customers to visit. Underground parking is available, and there are also two research and development facilities located nearby.

Apple Park was designed by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in partnership with Norman Foster.

Apple Park Articles

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Apple Delays Plans for Return to Office Three Days a Week, Masks Required in Common Areas Amid Rising COVID Cases

Tuesday May 17, 2022 9:17 am PDT by
Amid rising COVID cases across the United States, Apple will not increase the number of days that its corporate employees are required to be in the office, reports Bloomberg. Apple planned to have employees return to the office three days a week on May 23, but that target date is now being delayed. Right now, Apple employees are required to be in the office twice per week, and Apple plans to ...
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Apple's Corporate Employees Returning to Offices on Hybrid Schedule Starting Today

Monday April 11, 2022 12:44 pm PDT by
Corporate Apple employees in the United States began returning to their offices today, ending a two-year work from home policy that Apple implemented during the pandemic. Employees at locations like Apple Park and Infinite Loop were last month given a deadline of April 11 for returning to in-person work. Apple has been eager to get employees back in the office and scheduled return dates...
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Some Apple Park Employees Evacuated Due to Possible Hazmat Situation [Update: Resolved]

Tuesday March 15, 2022 2:12 pm PDT by
A small number of Apple employees appear to have been evacuated from the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California, according to NBC Bay Area. There is little information at this time, but the news site says that a "portion" of the campus was evacuated. According Santa Clara County Fire Department Captain Justin Stockman, first responders found an envelope containing an unknown white...
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Apple Dropping Mask Mandates for Retail and Corporate Employees

Thursday March 3, 2022 9:44 am PST by
Apple is planning to drop its mask requirements for retail and corporate employees in the United States due to a decline in Covid-19 cases and a relaxation of local mandates, reports Bloomberg. For vaccinated corporate employees, masks are now optional in regions where local indoor mask mandates have ended. Retail staff in a small number of locations have also been informed that masks will...
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French News Channel Gets Rare Access Into Apple Park, 'One of the Most Secret Places on the Planet'

Monday December 20, 2021 1:45 am PST by
French news channel TF1 has gained rare and exclusive access into Apple Park, calling it "one of the most secret places on the Planet" while speaking to top Apple executives, such as its senior vice president of marketing, Greg Joswiak, and more. In Cupertino, California, ‌Apple Park‌‌ is rarely accessible to anyone who isn't an Apple employee. Before the global health crisis, Apple held...
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Apple Delays Corporate Return to Offices Indefinitely

Wednesday December 15, 2021 1:01 pm PST by
Apple employees are no longer going to be returning to corporate offices in February as planned due to the continued spread of COVID-19 and the newly emerging omicron variant, Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a memo sent out today. Back in November, Apple sent out a letter telling employees that Apple would expect them to start returning to the office on February 1, but that return date has now...
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Apple Employees Expected to Return to Offices in February

Thursday November 18, 2021 9:02 am PST by
Apple employees are expected to begin returning to corporate offices starting on February 1, according to a memo Apple CEO Tim Cook sent out to staff today. The memo, obtained by The Information, says that employees will return under the hybrid work pilot that was announced earlier this year. Starting in February, employees will work at Apple's campuses and offces for one to two days each...
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Apple Requiring Unvaccinated Corporate Employees to Be Tested for COVID-19 Daily

Wednesday October 20, 2021 2:25 pm PDT by
Apple corporate employees who are unvaccinated or who have not shared their vaccination status with Apple will need to undergo a COVID-19 test each time they come into the office, reports Bloomberg. An employee going into the office on a daily basis would need to be tested each day of the week under the new rules. Apple is still stopping short of implementing a vaccine mandate that would...
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Apple Considering Vaccination Requirement for Employees Returning to Offices

Wednesday July 28, 2021 10:57 am PDT by
Apple has not decided whether or not it will require vaccines for corporate employees that return to work this October, according to CNBC's Josh Lipton. Cook reportedly told Lipton that Apple is primarily focusing on when to have employees return, but the company is "monitoring things daily" to determine whether a vaccination requirement "is the right answer or not." .@tim_cook spoke w/ ...
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Apple Employees Continue to Fight Return to Campuses and Push for Better Remote Working Options

Monday July 19, 2021 11:09 am PDT by
Apple has made it clear that most of its employees will not be able to work remotely on a permanent basis, but that isn't stopping some corporate staff from continuing to push for more relaxed remote working rules, reports Recode. In a new petition that went out this week, employees are asking Apple to allow employees to work from home on a more permanent basis. Apple has agreed to a hybrid...
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Apple Building Developer Center at Apple Park Campus

Monday May 17, 2021 12:24 pm PDT by
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. 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...
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Apple Launches Employee Program for COVID-19 Vaccinations

Friday April 23, 2021 11:24 am PDT by
Apple is launching a program that will provide COVID-19 vaccinations to its employees at Apple offices, reports Bloomberg. Apple is teaming up with Walgreens Boots Alliance to provide the shots, and employees will be able to sign up on a website that Apple will soon roll out. Apple in March promised time off for employees who need to recover from getting vaccinated, but at the time said that ...
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Apple Offers Employees Paid Time Off to Get Vaccinated

Monday March 29, 2021 12:12 pm PDT by
To encourage employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Apple is offering paid time off for vaccine appointments and paid sick leave for those who experience side effects, reports Bloomberg. Apple does not have its own supply of vaccines and is not providing shots to workers, so employees will be required to get vaccines through their state's medical facilities. Since last spring, Apple's...
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Apple Not Expecting Most Corporate Staff to Return to Offices Until June 2021

Thursday December 10, 2020 3:40 pm PST by
The majority of Apple employees likely won't be returning to work at Apple's Cupertino campuses before June 2021, Apple CEO Tim Cook said today at a town hall meeting, details of which were shared by Bloomberg. Cook said that while face-to-face collaboration is important, Apple's success amid the pandemic this year could potentially lead to the company being more flexible about remote work...
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Most Apple Employees in U.S. Won't Return to Offices Until Early 2021

Thursday July 30, 2020 1:46 pm PDT by
In an interview ahead of Apple's third quarter earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook told Bloomberg that Apple employees in the United States won't be returning to their offices until early 2021 as the coronavirus continues to spread in the United States. Apple initially had some employees return to its campuses in mid-June, with some key employees returning even earlier in May, but it appears...
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First Phase of Apple Employees Returning to Apple Park Kicks Off June 15

Tuesday June 9, 2020 4:28 pm PDT by
Apple is proceeding with a multi-phase plan to begin having employees return to its Silicon Valley campuses, and the first phase of the process will begin on June 15, Apple said in a memo to employees sent out this week. According to Bloomberg, employees have been informed that the first phase will be "very limited" and people will only be allowed onto the campus on select days depending on...
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Apple Implementing COVID-19 Prevention Measures as Employees Return to Work

Thursday June 4, 2020 4:09 pm PDT by
As employees begin returning to work at Apple's Apple Park and Infinite Loop campuses, Apple is implementing COVID-19 prevention measures that include testing, social distancing, and temperature checks, reports Bloomberg. Some employees, such as hardware and software engineers, began returning to ‌Apple Park‌ in May. Some of the people who are working at the campus are doing so for just a...
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Apple Planning for Employees to Return to Corporate Offices Soon

Tuesday May 12, 2020 3:47 pm PDT by
Apple plans to start having employees return to its corporate offices around the world in the near future despite the fact that many other tech companies are implementing work-from-home policies through at least the end of 2020, reports Bloomberg. Apple plans to bring employees back to its offices in phases over the course of a few months, according to people with knowledge of the company's...
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Apple to Continue Paying Contract Workers While Campuses Are Shuttered

Tuesday March 31, 2020 1:41 pm PDT by
Contract workers at Apple's Silicon Valley campuses will continue to be paid their normal wages while Santa Clara County's shelter in place order is in effect, an Apple spokesperson told The Wall Street Journal today. The announcement was a departure from Apple's original plans. Over the last few days, hundreds of contract workers were told that their jobs would be suspended without pay, but ...
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Drone Video Shows Empty Apple Park Campus

Monday March 23, 2020 4:37 pm PDT by
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,...