Apple sends out letter to neighbors of its future spaceship HQ

Apple sends out letter to neighbors of its future spaceship HQ
Ever since Steve Jobs pitched the idea of building a new futuristic headquarters that he described as looking like a spaceship, we’ve caught little details about the expansion here and there, such as plans for an off-site restaurant and fruit trees that will blossom around the late founder’s birthday.

Apple’s CFO, Peter Oppenheimer, has now sent out brochure to those that will neighbor the new facility and is soliciting feedback. The catch? None of it will ever be open to the public.

According to the letter, this campus will not replace the one at 1 Infinite Loop, rather it will be home to 13,000 employees and be used as a “research facility” and office space. Probably the most important information for those that live nearby is that it will obtain LEED certification and will not have any manufacturing or heavy industrial activity onsite. Apple plans to start occupying this building in 2015. It will begin construction after Cupertino approves changes made to the plans, which will probably occur later this year.

This campus will not be open to the public in anyway, unlike the company store at 1 Infinite Loop that anyone can go to. After informing the residents that they will never be allowed inside, the letter details that the “world class” auditorium will be housed at the southern tip and the corporate fitness center/recreation center will north west of the main building.

The brochure comes complete with a postage paid response card and invites neighbors to use the card or go to to respond with comments, questions, and concerns.

source: 9to5Mac



26. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Not open to the public? When someone steals the iphone 6s from there...... (Do the math) And samsung sends spies inside.

25. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Is tim cook trying to be like Kim-Jong un? Hope not.

23. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Angrysheeps in Space !

21. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Reminds me of the BORG....

20. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

This seems to be a good thing for the state and the city of Cupertino. The thing I focused on was where it says, "will not have any manufacturing or heavy industrial activity onsite". I know this made Foxxcon very happy to see but this just seems like another middle finger to the middle class. We need to send a message to all these so-called US tech companies that refuse to build products here, but love selling them to us at 50 - 70% profit. They need to sent a message that if we can't build it, then we won't buy it. Importing is one thing, but an American company not making ANY products in America, AND not paying taxes in America should be criminal. The exact same way its criminal for US citizens to live here, make money here, but avoid paying taxes. If it didn't work for Al Capone, it shouldn't work for Apple, Motorola, Google, etc, etc...

13. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Spacesheep !

24. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Perfect comment dude. :p

10. troutsy

Posts: 384; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

It's fun to flame Apple in articles that have almost nothing negative about them... Any way you slice it, a billion+ dollar compound is good for everybody.

12. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Really??? Do tell me, how would you benefit???

14. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

ooh ooh.. how do i benefit too?? we're part of everybody. hell, how does ANYONE benefit, if no one is allowed on the campus????

16. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I want to know how does it affect you?. since you dont buy any Apple products. what they do with their money how does that affect you?...

22. chadrick0814 unregistered

It affects everyone because their legal department will probably take up 80% of the office space. They will have plenty of room to work purchasing patents for things invented by other companies. Then, figuring out how to ban other products for using features that have existed for years. 19% of the building will probably go to the marketing department. 1% will probably go to R & D as they figure out how to get real 4G and multi-tasking technology into a phone...then it will go back to the marketing department so they can make commercials describing how they innovated 4G and multi-tasking and everyone else is copying them.

17. troutsy

Posts: 384; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

19. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1778; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

LOL yea ok...

18. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

Well it will definitely help the construction job market in that area which has really been struggling in all of California since the Housing Bubble. Either way, it looks like an architectural marvel. I haven't seen anything like it. It looks very nice.

11. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

LMAO!!! Priceless, Ivanko!!! Ausgezeichnet!!!

8. dvancleave

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 19, 2010

Apple says they are building this high-tech, spaceship looking building. In reality it is an alien craft that Apple was awarded in a lawsuit. Apparently the aliens' control interface for ship operations too closely resembles the iOS UI.

15. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

totally right and its interface actually copies the feel of new ios in 2050. I am with apple on this one. Aliens should not copy ithings. they should invent their own tech.

7. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Hopefully it will include a state of the art propulsion system so that they can blast off to Mars permanently. They would fit in a lot better there.

6. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Meanwhile in Africa...

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

wow.. iSheap university & research center. "you can never go outside, and outsiders can never come in!" So, instead of apple improving things at foxconn, it looks like apple is taking a few pages FROM foxconn. Does the new building come with jumper nets too?

4. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

World Class Auditorium, Top of the line Fitness Center, several 5 Star lunch rooms around the campus, and many more luxuries.... Oh you will never see them but all will be made possible with your zoning approval and complete funding with your continued purchase of our overpriced/overrated products. Man, I love this company. Meanwhile, the rest of the world is looking to cut out luxuries and overall spending.

3. Jericho unregistered

the apple conspiracy theory is coming true. For more information about conspiracy theory see THE ARRIVALS on youtube.

1. Danalvi1981

Posts: 49; Member since: Jun 02, 2010


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