Other than the anticipated iPhone 8, Apple fans also have their eyes peeled for the Cupertino-based tech company’s swanky new Campus 2 which boasts UFO-style architecture and is under construction since 2013. The $5 billion pricey structure is slowly approaching its final stages and is expected to open gates in the coming year. Till now, there have been multiple footages of the awe-inspiring Apple building but a latest video offers the best look of the campus yet. Also Read - Apple sells more iPads in early 2021 than ever, grows along with Samsung
The Apple Campus 2 is spread over 126 acres and includes wooded walking areas, restaurants and fitness centres. It has the capacity to accommodate up to 13,000 employees. Separate buildings for research would be built nearby and occupy about 300,000 square feet. As the new campus would reportedly make use of only renewable power, it will house a solar power installation. Earlier it was expected that the construction would be completed by 2016-end. But now it seems it won’t be finished before 2017 which also marks the tenth anniversary of Apple’s most successful product till date – the iPhone. Also Read - Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and channels go live in 170 countries starting today
The drone video captured by YouTube user Sexton Videography, shows the Apple Campus 2 in its almost finished form with solar panels now in place. The video shows off the underground auditorium with what is claimed to be the largest carbon fibre roof in the world. The facility has space for about 20,000 cars with underground tunnels which lead to garages.
Apple has purchased most of the land for the campus from Hewlett Packard, where late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs got one of his first summer jobs. Jobs had personally shown the architectural plans for the new campus to the Cupertino city council in 2014. “It’s a little like a spaceship landed,” Jobs had said of the circular building with its massive interior courtyard.