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

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...

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...

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 ...

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,...

Apple Holding Apple Park Open House for Cupertino Residents, Collecting Toys for Kids

Friday December 6, 2019 9:01 am PST by
Apple on December 14 is holding an open house event at Apple Park for Cupertino residents who live near the campus, and has been sending out invites via email to those who are eligible to attend. The open house takes place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and requires attendees to RSVP by December 11. Apple says that it is supporting Toys for Tots, and asks those interested in participating to...

Apple Park Decorated With Rainbow Colors in Celebration of Steve Jobs and Formal Opening of Campus

Friday May 17, 2019 11:23 am PDT by
Apple Park is decorated with the colors of Apple's classic rainbow logo today in celebration of the formal opening of Apple's new headquarters, and as a tribute to its late co-founder Steve Jobs, who helped conceptualize the spaceship-like design of the main building on the campus prior to his death. First and foremost, Apple has set up a stage with a rainbow arch within the inner circle of...

Mysterious Apple Park Arch is for a May 17 Event Celebrating Steve Jobs and Formal Apple Park Opening

Thursday May 9, 2019 2:49 pm PDT by
A curious stage with a rainbow-colored arch was spotted yesterday in drone footage we shared of the Apple Park campus, leading to speculation about what it might be for. As it turns out, the arch, which is in the rainbow colors of the original Mac logo, is for an upcoming May 17 employee event that will celebrate the formal opening of ‌Apple Park‌ and serve as a tribute to Steve Jobs, who...

Apple Park Campus Shown Off in New Drone Video, Mystery Stage Included

Wednesday May 8, 2019 12:46 pm PDT by
While Apple Park was being constructed, drone pilots like Duncan Sinfield followed Apple's progress on the buildings and landscaping, allowing us to see the campus as work progressed. ‌Apple Park‌ has been done for some time now and drone videos have largely stopped, but Duncan Sinfield stopped by ‌Apple Park‌ this morning and captured a great-looking drone video that we thought we'd share...

New Apple Park Drone Videos Spot Workers Cleaning Window Shades, Increased Landscaping, and More

Monday June 4, 2018 5:40 am PDT by
Drone videographers Duncan Sinfield and Matthew Roberts each uploaded new videos to their YouTube channels over the past day, covering the latest views of Apple Park from the sky. The videos come a few hours ahead of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, which is happening about 8 miles to the east of Apple Park at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose. Image via Matthew ...

Drone Videographer Duncan Sinfield: 'Only a Matter of Time' Until Apple Park Shuts Down Drone Flights

Monday April 16, 2018 7:52 am PDT by
Duncan Sinfield says that piloting his drones over Apple Park has become increasingly difficult in the past few weeks, and that he believes it's "only a matter of time until the campus becomes shut-off to drones completely." Sinfield's comment on Apple Park security comes in the text description of a new video that he uploaded today, where he talks about the response that he's been getting to...

New Footage Captures Drone Crash Over Apple Park

Monday February 19, 2018 6:12 am PST by
It's been well over two years since monthly drone updates have been shared online covering the construction progress of Apple's second campus in California, called Apple Park. Over the weekend, drone videographer Matthew Roberts posted his latest video on YouTube, but instead of covering the newest updates to the campus, the video captured a drone that malfunctioned and crashed over Apple Park. ...

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

Friday January 26, 2018 4:28 am PST by
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 ...

First Apple Park Drone Video of 2018 Captures Footage of Courtyard and More

Sunday January 14, 2018 1:39 pm PST by
Drone videographer Duncan Sinfield has shared the first new Apple Park drone footage of 2018 on YouTube today. The three minute video includes shots of Apple Park's large central courtyard, employee fitness center and basketball courts, the Steve Jobs Theater, and more. The first part of Sinfield's new video focuses on the landscaping within Apple Park's courtyard, which is still being...

New Apple Park Drone Video Captures Latest Construction Progress as 2018 Completion Date Nears

Tuesday December 19, 2017 4:11 am PST by
Drone videographer Matthew Roberts is continuing to capture footage of Apple's new headquarters, Apple Park, as construction on the campus grows nearer to completion. The latest video showcases a few finished amenities, like the dining terrace outside of the spaceship's atrium where employees can eat lunch. Within the spaceship building, landscaping is said to be "nearly complete" and rows of...

Apple Design Chief Jony Ive Discusses iPhone X and Apple Park in New Interview

Wednesday November 29, 2017 2:34 pm PST by
Apple design chief Jony Ive recently sat down for an interview with Smithsonian Magazine, where he once again discussed his work on Apple's newest campus, Apple Park, and the latest flagship iPhone, the iPhone X. As he mentioned in a prior interview, Ive is excited about the design space at Apple Park because it will allow the entire design team to work together. Industrial designers, font...

Nearly Completed Apple Park Campus Shown Off in New Drone Video

Tuesday November 21, 2017 11:04 am PST by
Work on Apple Park is nearing completion, and the latest drone video shared today by drone pilot Matthew Roberts shows off recent progress and finishing touches that are being put in place on buildings and outdoor areas. Today's video features the now-completed Apple Park Visitor's Center, located across the street from the main ring-shaped building. The Visitor's Center, which boasts a huge...

Apple Park Visitor's Center Now Open to the Public

Friday November 17, 2017 12:41 pm PST by
The Visitor's Center at Apple's new Apple Park campus opened up to the public this morning, allowing Apple fans to visit the Cupertino location to check out the campus and purchase souvenirs and snacks. It features a cantilevered carbon fiber roof that was designed to look like it floats, along with staircases, stone walls, and terrazzo floors that match the aesthetic of the rest of the...

Apple Park Visitor Center Set to Open to the Public on November 17

Wednesday November 8, 2017 3:05 pm PST by
The Visitor Center at Apple's new Apple Park campus will open to the public on Friday, November 17, according to an internal email that Apple sent out to employees today. The date is also listed on a sign at Apple Park that was shared today on Twitter, but the sign does not offer up a specific time for the event. According to our source, the Apple Park Visitor Center features a gift shop...

Apple Park 'Nearly Complete' as Construction Begins on Basketball Courts and Other Employee Amenities

Monday October 16, 2017 5:08 am PDT by
Apple Park is officially nearing completion as 2017 winds down, according to a new drone video that has captured footage of the company's campus. Shared by Matthew Roberts, the video comes nearly one month after an update in late September showed off Apple Park at sunset, and almost one year after "major landscaping changes" appeared around the campus. Now, according to Roberts, Apple Park...

New Drone Video Captures Footage of Apple Park and Steve Jobs Theater at Sunset

Monday September 25, 2017 5:17 am PDT by
Although employees moved into Apple Park earlier in the spring, it has been reported that it will take until the end of the year for construction to be completed. Since that date is now fast approaching, a new drone video by Matthew Roberts has shared some aerial footage of the progress Apple has made since the last update earlier in September. The video provides a few clear shots inside of...