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Drone videographer Duncan Sinfield has posted a new video on his YouTube channel today, giving viewers a fresh look at Apple Park as a small number of employees begin settling into the campus and more buildings take shape. It's been nearly two years since Sinfield originally started providing monthly drone footage for what was previously referred to as "Apple Campus 2."

Now, Sinfield's late June 2017 update provides a glimpse into Apple's ongoing construction progress at Apple Park, including a noticeable progression in the number of trees and other pieces of greenery within the "spaceship" building's circular courtyard. Early on in the video, viewers can also catch a shot of the main atrium of Apple Park, with its floor-to-ceiling glass doors that originally began to take shape in November 2016.


Notably, the new drone footage provides one of the best looks yet into the Steve Jobs Theater, with Sinfield gathering footage of the campus auditorium as lights turn on inside. The lobby of the theater is visible in the video, thanks an all-glass construction that offers visitors a 360-degree view of Apple Park. On two sides of the lobby, spiraling stairs lead downward to the underground auditorium where Apple will host future events.

In last month's drone video update, provided by Matthew Roberts, the Steve Jobs Theater still had multiple window coverings and construction equipment housed inside, so Apple is making fast progress on the building. The company has yet to confirm when the auditorium will officially open, but it's expected to sometime later in the fall.

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The Steve Jobs Theater is capped with the world's largest freestanding carbon-fiber roof, and sits atop a hill at one of the highest points of the 175-acre campus. When Apple announced Apple Park's official name back in February, along with the new name for the auditorium, CEO Tim Cook commemorated Jobs and the new Steve Jobs Theater by saying, "Steve's vision for Apple stretched far beyond his time with us. He intended Apple Park to be the home of innovation for generations to come."

Article Link: New Apple Park Drone Video Shows Off Steve Jobs Theater as Lobby Lights Up
 

lobbyist

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Is there an underground tunnel connecting the theater to Apple Park? Or is the theater a complete separate building in its own?
 

Kabeyun

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I still think it's weird that the small theater and not the main, massive, "beautiful" (in his words) building gets named after the man who built and then rebuilt the company. Next to that impressive toroid, the theater is an also-ran. It should be the Steve Jobs Building, full stop.
 

Denmac1

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I still think it's weird that the small theater and not the main, massive, "beautiful" (in his words) building gets named after the man who built and then rebuilt the company. Next to that impressive toroid, the theater is an also-ran. It should be the Steve Jobs Building, full stop.

I'm OK with the theater. Actually it has 1,000 seat capacity, so, to me, it's not that small.Since Steve was deeply involved with the trees, I think Apple Park is good. Naming the theatre after him is a tribute to his ability to give great keynotes.
 

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I still think it's weird that the small theater and not the main, massive, "beautiful" (in his words) building gets named after the man who built and then rebuilt the company. Next to that impressive toroid, the theater is an also-ran. It should be the Steve Jobs Building, full stop.
It probably works out better this way because everyone is going to call the main building by nicknames anyway, like "The Apple Spaceship" or "The Pretentious Donut".
 

Omega Mac

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I still think it's weird that the small theater and not the main, massive, "beautiful" (in his words) building gets named after the man who built and then rebuilt the company. Next to that impressive toroid, the theater is an also-ran. It should be the Steve Jobs Building, full stop.

Think about it he was loved on stage for his characteristic performances especially when he introduced the iPhone in his infamous style and this is what people remember him by so I think it's beautifully fitting.
 

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I'm pleased how my 300% overpriced iPhone 6S money is put to use (I'm in Europe and paid over $1000 including Apple Care). Now also spend some money to stop advertisement for animal foods pls.
 

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Wonder if there is an underground tunnel for the execs to get there undisturbed
While it is likely that we will never know for certain, my guess is that there will be at least two tunnels between the theater and the main building, at least one of which will be reserved as an emergency exit (both directions) and will be alarmed at all times.
 

Ronlap

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Wonder if there is an underground tunnel for the execs to get there undisturbed

The Hyperloop is being installed next week. :)
[doublepost=1498318485][/doublepost]Does anyone know what happened to the trees from the old Hewlett-Packard redwood grove which was on the property? I hope they were relocated inside the ring.
 

jayducharme

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I still think it's weird that the small theater and not the main, massive, "beautiful" (in his words)
It's not small by any means. You only see the above-ground entryway (which itself is an engineering marvel). I think it's perfectly fitting that the theater is named after him. Jobs was a master of theatrics to sell products.

Out of all the drone videos out there, I like Sinfield's the best. He seems to know what I want to see.

Does anyone know what happened to the trees from the old Hewlett-Packard redwood grove which was on the property?

According to that recent article about Apple's Chief Arborist, as many as possible of the original trees were saved. But I think he said many of them were in rough shape.
 

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I'm pleased how my 300% overpriced iPhone 6S money is put to use (I'm in Europe and paid over $1000 including Apple Care)

Is it overpriced?

I'd argue it's a complete bargain compared to any Android flagship. I've checked just today the resale value of my 6S+ because a friend keeps asking for it, and it's just shy of €600. I've bought it on day one and it only depreciated 30% in one and a half years.

Apple stuff is very fairly priced when TCO is considered, everything else is way overpriced for the quality you actually get.
 
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I believe the first event at the Steve Jobs Theater will be the unveiling of the 2017 model iPhones--iPhone 7S, iPhone 7S Plus and the next-generation iPhone (which will be called either iPhone 8 or iPhone X).

Was just popping in to address the same.

At this point in construction, and considering (amongst other factors) the looming fall launch time frame, it seems a no-brainer that Steve Jobs Theater will be the most appropriate venue for Apple to debut their flagship device - the device that cemented their status as one of the most important organizations of our lifetime. One whose reach has gone so far beyond computers and gadgets. Effecting communities and social behavior across the entire planet. It's absolutely mind boggling.

As one - like so many here - who has been on this ride with Apple since the jump, it's nothing short of astonishing to reflect on our journey. At a point in time where everything (and everyone) has become so polarizing, so black or white, leaving little to no room for black and white, I'm proud to be part of a community that continues challenging the status quo - even as it's become the status quo (a phenomenon that will be dissected for decades). #staggering

To date, I feel Apple has respectfully addressed Steve's "legacy" with pitch perfect class. Never too much. Perfectly subtle. And while not overly so, I have a hunch the pending event will honor Steve more than any to date. What better way to honor him than by leveraging his now infamous "one more thing" as they debute the next gen iPhone? I'm not sure there has been a more appropriate moment. Shaping up to be a special event.
 

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Every time I see this massive complex I think, "I sure hope the iPhone keeps selling well". The up-front cost is understandably enormous, but the ongoing expense to keep it functioning is absolutely massive.

So are you saying that apple shouldn't be spending money on this kind of thing?
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I'm pleased how my 300% overpriced iPhone 6S money is put to use (I'm in Europe and paid over $1000 including Apple Care). Now also spend some money to stop advertisement for animal foods pls.

Did someone force you to buy a "300% overpriced iPhone"? No. So why would you buy something that you feel is so overpriced? You could have easily bought a different phone.

And what in the world are you talking about re "animal foods"? Why do advertisements about animal food bother you and why bring it up here?
 

djcerla

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Every time I see this massive complex I think, "I sure hope the iPhone keeps selling well". The up-front cost is understandably enormous, but the ongoing expense to keep it functioning is absolutely massive.


Make the iPhone magically disppear.

Now, with the remaining Apple's business and cash reserves you can still build and mantain one Apple Campus a year until 2200 at the very least.
 
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