Video of Tim Cook’s meeting with Israeli PM offers brief look inside Apple HQ

By Cody Lee on Mar 7, 2014

Earlier this week we noted that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would be touring the United States for a few days, and that one of his planned stops in the country would be at Apple’s Cupertino, CA campus for a luncheon with Tim Cook. 

Well that meeting took place on Wednesday, as evidenced by a newly uploaded video clip. It’s not known exactly what the pair discussed, but the video itself is rather interesting as it offers a brief look inside the walls of Apple’s usually-secret headquarters… Read More

 

This Steve Jobs statue is headed to Cupertino

By Cody Lee on Feb 24, 2014

A rather interesting statue honoring Steve Jobs was unveiled in Belgrade, Serbia today by famed sculptor Dragan Radenovic. The work is the result of an art competition that saw more than 10,000 entries and will end up in Apple’s Cupertino headquarters.

The statue, which has been garnering mixed feedback as the story bounced around the web today, features Jobs’ head along with the Latin letter A and the binary digits one and zero. It also features a pair of Serbian letters: E, and then III rests at the bottom… Read More

 

Former Apple designer explains why he walked out on his dream job

By Cody Lee on Feb 12, 2014

From the outside, Apple seems like the perfect place to work. After all, who wouldn’t want to be a part of one of the most renown companies in the world, transforming industries and creating revolutionary products? Sounds like the perfect job, right? Not according to Jordan Price.

Price, a former mobile designer at Apple, has caused quite the commotion these last few days with a blog post entitled “I wanted to work at Apple really bad, and now not so much.” And in it, he describes how his dream job in Cupertino became so unbearable he felt he had to quit… Read More

 

Apple hangs commemorative Mac posters listing all past and current employees

By Cody Lee on Jan 24, 2014

As part of the ongoing celebration for the 30th anniversary of the Mac, Apple has hung commemorative posters allover its Cupertino, California campus. There’s supposedly more than 10 of these giant posters marked with a big ’30.’

What’s really cool about the posters though, is what you don’t see. Apparently the 30 insignia (shown in the photo above) is made up of the names of people who either work at Apple now, or have worked with the company in the past… Read More

 

Apple’s ‘Spaceship’ campus approved by Cupertino City Council

By Cody Lee on Oct 16, 2013

It looks like the brochures worked. Following the approval by the city’s Planning Commission earlier this month, Apple began sending out pamphlets to Cupertino residents to garner support for its ‘Spaceship’ campus ahead of its final meeting with City Council.

Well that meeting took place last night, and the full Cupertino City Council gave its unanimous approval to the project. Pending any petitions for reconsideration, Apple has just one more hurdle left to clear—a final reading next month—before it can break ground… Read More

 

Apple unveils detailed model of upcoming ‘Spaceship’ campus

By Cody Lee on Oct 11, 2013

Last week, Apple cleared another hurdle in its effort to land its ‘Spaceship’ campus in Cupertino by 2016, garnering a thumbs up from the city’s planning commission. Now it just has to win the approval of city council, and it’s home free.

And the company is pulling out all of the stops ahead of next week’s city council vote. It’s begun sending out brochures asking residents of Cupertino for their support, and earlier today, executives introduced a 3D model of the campus… Read More

 

Apple’s iSpaceship campus clears another Cupertino hurdle toward 2016 landing

By Ed Sutherland on Oct 3, 2013

Apple’s over-budget and behind-schedule proposed ‘spaceship’ campus took another step closer to reality Wednesday night. The plan first outlined in 2011 by Steve Jobs cleared the planning commission of Cupertino, Calif., Apple’s homebase.

If no more hitches appear, the new Apple headquarters will go to city council later this month with final thumbs-up or thumbs-down in November… Read More

 

Apple seeking feedback on iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks from Cupertino locals

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 18, 2013

In a somewhat surprising move, Apple is allegedly asking select Cupertino locals for feedback on the interface changes in iOS 7. Specifically, the firm is thought to be holding campus sessions where they challenge cherry-picked Cupertino residents to weigh in on iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks.

Additionally, the company is said to be polling its retail store employees by seeding the initial preview of OS X Mavericks to Genius Bar and on-floor Apple Retail employees, the practice seemingly in line with Apple’s previous major software updates… Read More

 

Apple explains iSpaceship benefits to Cupertino’s economy

By Ed Sutherland on Jun 4, 2013

Apple Tuesday released an 80-page report detailing the economic benefits of Apple’s current headquarters. Along the way, the iPhone maker hopes a peek at the potential flood of cash headed toward local government coffers will help gain city approval of its upcoming iSpaceship campus.

Among the highlights: Apple maintains a local payroll of $159 million for 16,000 employees, making it the largest sole employer in Cupertino. Creation of Apple’s Campus 2 (aka iSpaceship) would create 7,400 “new high-quality jobs.” And, new campus construction will add 9,200 full-time construction jobs to the local economy over a three-year period, the report adds… Read More

 

Tim Cook talks earnings, Android, and more at Town Hall meeting

By Cody Lee on Jan 27, 2013

As expected, Tim Cook addressed the troops on Friday at a Town Hall meeting held on Apple’s Cupertino campus. The CEO was reportedly fired up during the assembly, as he congratulated his employees on their record-breaking quarter.

Cook also talked about a number of topics at the meeting, including the company’s recent stock slide, its growing competition with Android, the  current status of its retail operations and more… Read More

 

Blame Apple’s crazy attention to detail for the iSpaceship delay

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 21, 2012

Apple engineers agonize over every imaginable aspect of the company’s products. Their attention to detail is legendary and all-encompassing, from packaging and unboxing experience to press releases and TV commercials to screws, wires and the specific snow white paint for the home button of the white iPhone. No detail is too small, no stone is left unturned.

So why should it be any different with a massive circular structure and the 176-acre campus, dubbed by the media iSpaceship and officially named Campus 2? As Cody told you, the project has been delayed until 2016. A spokesperson for the iPhone maker just issued an official statement, basically saying the company is designing Campus 2 the same way they’d build an iPhone… Read More

 

Apple’s iSpaceship campus delayed until 2016

By Cody Lee on Nov 21, 2012

If you’re an Apple fan, or at least follow the company, you know that it doesn’t have a reputation for hitting deadlines. The iTunes Match launch was delayed, as is iTunes 11. And it doesn’t look like the new iMacs are going to make it on time.

So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that the ribbon cutting ceremony for Apple’s new spaceship-like research campus has also been pushed back. According to a new report, the company’s new workplace won’t be set for open until mid-2016… Read More

 

Apple Campus 2 plans show massive underground auditorium for pressers and exhibitions

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 8, 2012

The City of Cupertino has released a new set of high-resolution technical drawings for Apple’s upcoming ring-shaped Campus 2 facility. The official documents depict the iSpaceship building, including underground parking space for nearly five thousand cars and a massive auditorium where Apple will hold media events.

So if you thought past media events were magical and spellbinding, Apple’s future press conference are bound to knock your socks off once Campus 2 officially opens some time in 2015… Read More

 

iSpaceship is a research campus, won’t replace corporate HQ

By Christian Zibreg on May 19, 2012

Apple’s ring-shaped, spaceship-like campus wont replace the company’s corporate headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino, California, where approximately 10,000 employees come to work, 9to5Mac has learned.

Instead, the spectacular all-glass structure will serve as research facility office space for an additional 13,000 employees and will provide an additional 300,000 feet of expansion space for future growth.

The publication was able to glean this information from a brochure Apple sent to Cupertino residents as it sought feedback amid concerns that the facility will add to the traffic and change the surrounding area… Read More

 
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