Cupertino approves Apple futuristic 'spaceship' campus, its new home to open doors in 2015-2016

Cupertino approves Apple futuristic 'spaceship' campus, its new home to open doors in 2015-2016
Apple’s futuristic new home, the so called “Spaceship” campus, has been approved with a unanimous decision by the Cupertino City Council. Tim Cook shared the news in a rare tweet saying the new building will become Apple’s “home for innovation and creativity for decades to come.”

The project has now officially gotten approval and it’s a matter of time for the council to meet once again on November 15th for a final, but only perfunctory vote. All barriers that existed in the way of the Apple Spaceship campus have disappeared.

It was not an easy ride for Apple to convince Cupertino about the benefits of the new campus. The large circular building raised concerns on environmental and traffic grounds, and Apple had to make a special brochure and circulate it with residents to convince them there’s no grounds for those concerns.

The spaceship campus is expected to cost Apple a whopping $2 billion, but it is truly gorgeous. The new physical model of the building has been recently presented and Apple pledges it takes special care to plant all sorts of trees and plants especially picked for the dry California climate. Take a look at what the spaceship would look like - it's expected to be finished somewhere around 2015 to 2016.


source: @Tim Cook

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29 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'm actually digging this futuristic look of the building as $2 billion is pocket change to them.

2. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

sexy building!! But “home for innovation..." really!? Apple (and everyone else) are tossing around the word innovation around too much!

3. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Beautiful building. I can see a corporation the size of Apple having a building like this to be their main headquarters, certainly looks better than the one they occupy now.

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

It looks like a big sanatorium. :D Also why it should be important to Apple product users?

5. Klamba92

Posts: 212; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

Not a fan of apple, but i am of space and futuristic buildings, looks great!

6. VLaRueC

Posts: 189; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

Photos taken with a Lumia 1020...

7. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

I like the whole idea of the campus, only because Apple is going to plant 5000+ trees :)

8. Sauce unregistered

Along with all those thousands of solar panels the roof is topped with :D

9. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Looks beautiful from whatever I can see...and best part is, roof has solar panels.

10. Finest

Posts: 90; Member since: Aug 16, 2013

It should be shaped like an apple and a lot of apples must be around it :)

11. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Looks wicked, trendy and futuristic in a contemporary way. Too bad Apple will never offer any of that to their consumers and just rip them off really badly so they can make more money to build awesome things for themselves and not the consumer or retailers.

13. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Type all of that again and replace "Apple" with your favorite Company. Trust me, it's the same.

15. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

And yet, you rage on how much Apple is better than others. So when Apple does something bad, they're no worse than the other companies, but when they do something good, they're miles ahead of anyone else? OK.

16. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Problem?

17. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

You are so off based as usual. Apple is the only company that will charge you 719 Canadian for a dual core cpu, less than 720p screen, 1gb of ram, and a 1560 mah battery and then go blow 2 billion on a fancy office. As a comparison Samsung charges you $649 Canadian a quad core cpu, 1080p screen, 2gb of ram, and a 2600 mah battery. And they are still nice enough to build an R&D facility right next to Google for your benefit despite you costing them 1 billion in court fees and your president giving their competitor an unfair advantage by lifting bans. Huge difference there that even you should see despite your really poor math skills. If I was Samsung I would try and rip you off hard and incorporate that 1 billion dollar loss by marking up Samsung devices in the US, which is EXACTLY what Apple would do I believe, since they have no problem marking up prices for Canadians. Trust me, you have no idea about how businesses work if you think every other company is just as greedy as Apple.

20. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

I LOLed. Every company is as greedy as Apple but not as succesful. Why don't you start your own business where your goal is not for profit. How long are you going to last? Name a company that is not greedy :) How is Apple ripping off the customer when they are willing to pay for it? When you walk in an Apple store, do they put a shutgun on your head and forces you to buy their product? Do you say eh a lot?

22. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

No one is saying these companies have to be nonprofit, but there is such a thing as business ethics, ever heard of that? Or is that only for companies that fail? Tell me, do you have a poster of Gordon Gekko on your wall by chance? My point is most of these companies act like making a profit and being ethical can't exist together.

21. stealthd unregistered

You clearly don't know anything about business, or technology for that matter.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31341; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yes he does and they are. Who cares who's greediest among the greedy. A murderer of 2, Is just as bad as a murderer of 100

26. hmmm...

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 05, 2013

So from your logic, a murderer of 1 is just as bad as a muderer who commits genocide and kills off millions?

27. number29

Posts: 185; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

That $719 gets you iOS, an OS made from the ground up by Apple (and all it's associated services) That $649 gets you a free OS that's been made by someone else. If anything, the Samsung should be even cheaper by virtue of their massively lower development costs.

29. willard12 unregistered

If the OS consists only of rows of icons in pastel that has now "adopted" answering a call with a message, notifications shade, command center, toggles, and a slew of items shamelessly adopted from the good ideas of others....then it probably really isn't "from the ground up." Since you probably can't name even 1, just 1, only 1 feature developed in ios then that "ground up" OS that they worked so tirelessly to develop probably isn't all that expensive to create. But please, educate me and tell me 1 (just one) of these great services invented by Apple. ..from the ground up.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31341; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said

12. Rongocook

Posts: 76; Member since: Sep 20, 2013

Looking forward to working there!

14. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

That's the only thing I like from Apple :D It is a badass campus they are putting in. Hopefully, they are not using Chinese contractor to build that haha

18. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

The area in the middle is where the brainwashed graze.

19. andynaija

Posts: 1263; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Really great futuristic look of the campus and the green technology is really awesome with the solar panel roof. It would be cool if they planted apple trees around it as well but I don't know if apples grow well in that area

25. ZeroCide

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Now they are even copying building designs from the pentagon.

28. andynaija

Posts: 1263; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Please tell me, does that model look like a five-sided figure in your eyes? Or you just felt like typing that.

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