In late 2012, Apple began work on a major 39-acre campus in Austin, Texas. According to its development agreement, the grounds will house more than 1 million square feet of office space for various operations including human resources, finance and the like.
After completing phase one of the construction earlier this year, the campus held its opening celebration today. CEO Tim Cook was on hand for the event, offering up a recap of WWDC announcements and teasing that “exciting” new products are on the way…
9to5Mac reports that Eddy Cue was also in attendance, and spoke to employees about Apple’s recent high-profile acquisition of Beats Electronics. He also joined Cook in hyping up the company’s future product announcements—a common practice for the pair.
The Austin campus looks very similar to Apple’s current Cupertino headquarters, with massive office buildings and other facilities scattered across a trove of manicured lawns and cement. It was projected to be finished in 2021, but they are a year ahead of schedule.