Apple’s dedication to secrecy is the stuff of legends. We’ve heard a number of stories regarding the elaborate measures the company takes to ensure that unannounced products and other projects never make it outside its walls.

So as you can imagine, photographs inside Apple’s headquarters are fairly rare. But the folks over at Apple Gazette have put together an extensive gallery of pictures taken inside the building, so we thought we’d share a few of them…

Once you enter Apple’s headquarters, you pass by a large reception desk — where most folks are asked to put away their cameras. But just beyond that, is the building’s atrium. Outfitted with tables, couches, and apparently iPad signage, this is one of the most popular places to hang out at Apple.

Venturing down any one of Apple’s many corridors might look like this: glass walls and wooden floors. But don’t get too excited, chances are if you’re allowed in the area, there’s nothing awesome going on. It’s well known that Apple’s R&D and design labs are accessible by only a handful of people.

This, obviously, is one of the recreation rooms on Apple’s Cupertino campus. When they’re not working on the next iPad or iteration of iOS, Apple employees can come here to play ping pong, foosball, or just relax.

If you found these photos interesting (or not interesting enough) be sure to visit Apple Gazzette’s full gallery.

What do you think of Apple’s headquarters? Would you want to work there?

[Cult of Mac]

  • jose castro

    im amazed you dont see a top secret gaming console in the last picture.

    • Maybe it’s so top secret it’s invisible!

      • i can’t believe people hit like to that comment

      • Anonymous

        Oh cry me a river, woman.

  • Been there, done that.

  • Are you kidding me? Reception with old 20″ iMac’s? Noo, that’s not right.

  • Anonymous

    I’m surprised by how modern this building isn’t. I’ve seen YouTube videos of the google and Microsoft campuses and I’d rather work at one of those 2

    • StupidHighSchooler

      Well it is worth noting Apple has been in the Bandley Drive area of Cupertino for years, hence the older buildings. The new “spaceship” building will probably be modernized.

  • Anonymous

    My uncle works there. Works on the iPads. I’ve been in the campus my self. IT IS AMAZING

  • Anonymous

    so damn sterile

    • Anonymous

      So sterile it killed Steve.

  • awesome cant wait for iphone 5

    • its out now, its called the 4S

      • It’s not out. An iPhone 4s is not an iPhone 5

      • Anonymous

        It is, it’s the 5th iteration of the iPhone, regardless of the numbers they use for the release, whatever the next iPhone is called it will always be the 6th iPhone, FACT !

      • @Matt…you say tomato, i say tomato. but in reality what you want ought to be called iphone 6

      • or its called the “new iphone”

  • I want to work at Apple, regardless of these pictures!

  • If you’re asked to put all cameras away, does that mean you can’t have your iPhone, iPod Touch, or even iPad out in their facility? :O

  • Anonymous

    Looks like one of those future dytopia movie sets. The kind where the evil corporation owns the world. Of course that doesn’t apply here. It’s pure coincidence. But I still wouldn’t want to work there.

  • Ahhh ping pong!!!! 😀