Apple and Cupertino release new Campus 2 aerial shot showing construction progress

“Apple today has shared an updated official aerial shot of construction progress on its Campus 2 facility set to be complete by the end of 2016,” Jordan Kahn reports for 9to5Mac. “The new shot, posted to the City of Cupertino’s website, provides a different angle and wider view of the surrounding campus compared to the last aerial photo from earlier this month.”

“Things haven’t changed, however, for Apple’s general project schedule with street utilities and demolition work expected to finish this year, earthwork continuing into early 2015, and building construction into late 2016,” Kahn reports. “”

Kahn reports, “The new 176 acre Campus 2 is expected to host 12,000 employees in 2.8M square feet when it’s completed by the end of 2016.”

See the photo in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


  1. Maybe Apple needs to stop work on this city and work on programming bugs, like the broken Lock Screen photo code which keeps the user from seeing the entire image. “Move & Scale” doesn’t work, allowing the user to only zoom in to a perspective lock screen photo and not zoom out to get the entire photo in the visible screen area. Apple seems to be disabling normal features to enable APP makers to program fixes via APP profit. It is a well known issue and is listed in the Apple support pages. There are go-around jimmy-rigs to try and fix it but the lock screen photo code is a disaster now… But no problem, Apple fan-boys! At least your stock is climbing and Apple is blowing money on a non-flying Space Ship campus in California somewhere! Wait for it…

    1. Don’t you think having more of the staff in one location will help with productivity and improve product development? The new campus is long overdue with literally hundreds of office space scattered throughout Cupertino being currently used by Apple.

      1. Nice thought, but new offices next door will not make a difference at Apple.

        They split teams and operate in total secrecy so all the satellite offices may as well be in Ukraine for that matter.

        I know, new cozy employees all operating under the same roof is a comforting thought.

        But it won’t amount to a hill of beans as we have seen with half-baked buggy software releases that now define the NEW APPLE.

        They should have spent the money on engineers and not on concrete.

    2. @ Vega51 Well spoken! You have hit the head on the nail!!
      Everybody knows that computer programmers moonlight as builders when they are not programming and so Apple inc. should stop condoning such activity in a bid to save a buck by paying the programmers more when they are out building the Mothership and less when they are coding fixes for the broken Apps that you have mentioned.
      Have you considered that App makers are not up-to speed with Apple incs new programming language swift yet?
      Anyhow, I have paid you enough compliments by responding to your erudite comment.

      1. @ CrabApple… Here’s the Fan-Boy stock owner we have to sift through to get the truth here…. You think Compaq/IBM molded Tim Cook stopped his thorough investigation of Apple bugs to pick up the phone as quick as he could and say only these words… “make a new office complex”, then quickly hung up the phone and went back to fixing the bugs? No, he spent months planning the campus with your mentioned construction workers… The proverbial presidential golf outings instead of fixing his code. Everyone can see that hardware is being pushed out very fast and the coding is developing bugs. Only stock holders ignore this and paint rainbows everywhere they go. I’m a stock holder but I see bad programming every day and report feedback to Apple with no results. Feedback must be operating construction equipment then right?

  2. Maybe someday, someone who works deep inside this iHole will finally be tasked to by Cook or Federighi to fix the IMAP email problem. Hosing customers and sys admins since 10.9.

  3. I do wish Apple was a little more open about correcting problems and would give more explicit public feedback when something is fixed.

    I reported a huge error on Maps about six months ago, where in Interstate intersection had been completely rebuilt and the Maps directions were worthless. Yesterday I noticed it has been corrected.

    The amount of software Apple is developing and maintaining is huge. There are going to be problems. A little news indicating “we know about this, this is what we’re doing to fix it, and this is when we anticipate having it fixed” would calm a lot of frazzled nerves and improve the image of their concern and responsiveness.

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