Due to COVID, Apple has informed its stay-at-home employees that it's delaying its planned return to in-person office work from October of this year to at least February of next year.
On May 13, Bloomberg outlined Apple’s alleged plan for its employees who have been working from home to gradually return to corporate offices. Today, the publication ran a story which alleges that the first phase of this plan, though to be "very limited" in scope, will start with essential employees returning to work to the Apple Park headquarters on Monday, June 15.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced campus closure at the Apple Park headquarters as the Cupertino company was forced to send most of its corporate employees to work from home.
As part of Apple's response to the coronavirus pandemic, its chief executive Tim Cook last Saturday encouraged employees to work from home. However, the Cupertino company seems to have hit some bumps along the road in shifting its global workforce to remote work.
A curious video tour of the Apple Park headquarters by travel videographer Yongsung Kim shows off the non-public areas that are off limits to visitors, including things like a long corridor on the inner side of the ring-shaped building, a pond in the center and more.
We used to rely on creativity and technical chops of drone pilots like Duncan Sinfield to visualize progress at the Apple Park site during its multi-year construction phase. Now that the facility is complete there's no more need for drone videos—however, Duncan yesterday published an interesting flyover of the massive headquarters showing a new event stage erected in the center of the ring-shaped building with a rainbow arch and multiple lights.
The Steve Jobs Theater pavilion—an underground, 1,000-seat auditorium located on the Apple Park campus and intended for product launches and press meets, has won the prestigious award for Structural Artistry from the Institute of Structural Engineers.
Ahead of today's WWDC 2018 keynote, drone pilots and videographers Duncan Sinfield and Matthew Roberts both posted their birds-eye footage of the new Apple Park headquarters.
Apple today shared an important milestone, saying all of its global offices, data centers, retail stores and co-located facilities in 43 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, China and India, are now powered with 100% clean energy.
Apple will be opening two new "AC Wellness" clinics to provide health services for its employees, as well as their families. A scant AC Wellness website is now available with a "Coming Soon" banner, as well as a list of career openings.
Apple has been in the process of moving an entire workforce from its old headquarters to the new Apple Park campus for almost a year now.
Apple will provides a thousand free bicycles and as many as 2,000 bike parking spots at its 175-acre campus to help employees get from place to place.