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First Apple Park Drone Video of 2018 Captures Footage of Courtyard and More


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Apr 12, 2001

Drone videographer Duncan Sinfield has shared the first new Apple Park drone footage of 2018 on YouTube today. The three minute video includes shots of Apple Park's large central courtyard, employee fitness center and basketball courts, the Steve Jobs Theater, and more.

The first part of Sinfield's new video focuses on the landscaping within Apple Park's courtyard, which is still being finished up in the new year. Greenery now covers most of the space and surrounds the main water feature, which is complete. Landscaping has been a major part of the last few Apple Park drone videos -- most recently in one shared by Matthew Roberts last month -- with most of the large equipment moved off of the campus since the majority of construction is now complete.

In the new video, you can also briefly see the Steve Jobs Theater and Apple Park Visitor Center. The main atrium is captured, as well as the outside dining terrace where employees can sit and eat lunch. One of the areas where construction remains ongoing is the piece of land between the Steve Jobs Theater and the main spaceship building, where some vehicles and equipment remain inside of a red fence.

Although small pieces of construction and landscaping remain, employees have already moved into Apple Park and the Visitor Center opened to the public last November. Next month will mark one year since Apple officially named the campus "Apple Park," at the time explaining that it would take more than six months to move its planned 12,000 employees to the site.

Article Link: First Apple Park Drone Video of 2018 Captures Footage of Courtyard and More


macrumors 65816
Aug 28, 2014
Where's the golf course, the croquet and polo fields?

You can tell a lot of thought was put in to building that place. No wonder they charge you an arm and a leg for a phone, they had to pay for this.
They have one of my legs.

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macrumors Nehalem
Jul 12, 2016
Every time I watch one of these drone videos, which MacRumors has posted many of them over the course over the last year, I still can't get over how colossal this infrastructure is.
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macrumors 65816
Sep 23, 2007
Derbyshire, England
It's an iconic thing, see? It's all symbolic, see? It ain't a flying saucer like what the folks think it is, see? No. What it is? It's a letter. Yeah. Like, the alphabet and that. A letter. And hey. D'you wanna know what that letter is? What that letter symbolises? That letter is the letter O. Yeah. O. A big round O. Wanna know why? Cos see, it represents the New Apple philosophy. How they got so far as they have and as long as they have. That circular shell ... its all front. But no substance. And y'see that's where the clever part comes in. People think there's something' big in there. Somethin' innovative. Somethin' .... there has to be, right?. I mean. The best is yet to come. And it's gonna be big. Real big. Otherwise why would they spend all that money and that if there wasn't?

("Yes. Yes. Very amusing. OK that's enough hyperbole for one post. Cut it Here!" - M.R. Ed)


macrumors 601
Aug 6, 2014
I have been a fan boy since '86. I love Apple products. I do not care about the campus at all. I do not understand the fascination with it. It ought to outrage people with its "gated community" mentality and exclusivity. I wish it were not covered as often as it is.

You couldn't really access the myriads of other Apple properties so not sure wth you are talking about.

Also, It hasn't been covered in a while and design is at the core of what Apple is so that explains the fascination.

If they made a big ass cube 50 stories high that looks like all other buildings,
I'm sure most people would not be interested at all.

Wow, that looks great. Loving these videos where you can gradually see the differences after a few months.

Man, dont be so negative. Just imagine how much money they pumped into the local economy by hiring contractors to make all of this reality.

People seem to forget that Apple already is renting a huge number of office space all over the valley. They're just consolidating and building their own building instead of paying a huge lot of money in rent.
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