This is what it will be like working in Apple’s new ‘spaceship’ campus

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The city of Cupertino is set to give Apple its final approval on building a new “spaceship” campus for the company. Ahead of the vote, which is set for November 15, Apple has released a number of new renders that should give an even better idea of what the campus will look like, particularly its interiors.

Apple’s future home will include amenities like an employee fitness center, an underground auditorium for product launches, and a transit system to shuttle employees from two different parking facilities. Wired has all the renders for Apple’s HQ, so head on over there for the complete set.

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[via Wired]

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  1. Ashraf
    Mr. Boss

    [@Garpinder] No I understood what he said, but perhaps could have phrased my reply better. Nonetheless, my point stands… particularly the point about how mutual funds own the majority of Apple shares — mutual funds that, for a large part, use funds by working people.

    I just don’t get this whole notion of “companies should do what we say and not what they think is best for their shareholders”. True, the shareholders with largest stake will have the largest say… and why should it be any other way? They, after all, have the largest stake, the largest investment. If you want to get something changed in a company, then you need to convince the shareholders. What makes one — or minority — opinion more valuable than everyone else? What is this notion that “have nots” are automatically morally superior to people who have?

  2. Garpinder

    [@Ashraf]
    @Ashraf RE: Circle Walker Ashraf, I think you misread his statements entirely. He did NOT say regular people can not or do not invest. He said a regular person usually does not have enough money to invest large enough to have any say.

  3. Ashraf
    Mr. Boss

    [@Circle Walker] So what you are saying is, you expect someone else to invest their money in a company but that company to do what you say? Can I pick what color you paint your house?

    In any case, you need a reality check. Investment by individuals in the stock market is huge; you are a fool if you think regular, average people cannot invest and the stock market is only for the “10%”. The only difference is, most people can’t afford to and chose not to invest DIRECTLY into a company. Instead, they invest via funds, like mutual funds. And would you look at that, who owns the most shares of Apple stock? Mutual funds.

    Of course, you need to have savings to invest… some people don’t have the self-control to save enough money to invest.

  4. Circle Walker

    Hey, don’t forget about the 1st Amendment too. So you can opinionated good thing about them but not the gray/darker side? You know, by saying “invest in them” you meant buying a lot of shares (totaling millions of dollars or billions) and not just a few meager shares, right? The major shareholders of a company like Apple are other companies and not the regular people like us. Apple pleases them, not us. Even if you bought a share of Apple, you technically have the rights, but good luck doing anything with that rights. You have to be the major shareholders to do anything (that is other companies who invested millions of dollars to Apple. Also: those companies have other companies invested in them as well. So while you can bought some shares, you’re really just a grain in sandbox, unable to do anything unless you gathers yourself to be millions of grains or so ). What does all that mean? Your notion of “invest in them and voice your opinions” really meant nothing unless you’re that 10% of population who controls the 90% of all the wealth. I really doubt any of us up here are in that 10%. We would be too busy counting money and posting comment like this. Really. With that being said, your book is a broken, err, torn, one.

    [@Ashraf]

  5. Ashraf
    Mr. Boss

    [@Machar] Why do people have this notion that multi-billion dollar companies *have* to do what is in the best interest of the public at large? I’m sorry but companies first duty is to their owners; to shareholders — the people who invest their money in companies, expecting a return.

    Now if a company deems it in the best interest of their shareholders to take on a task that is for the “better good” and/or to adopt the triple bottom line approach, then good for them. If a company thinks otherwise… then that is their choice and is made in the interest of their shareholders (or, at least it should be made in the interest of their shareholders).

    If you don’t like what a company is doing, then: a) don’t invest in them b) don’t purchase their products c) put up or shut up — invest in a company and then voice your opinion via rights given to shareholders. It is as simple as that in my book.

  6. Machar

    Other companies are looking to improve working conditions across the world (e.g. Google’s ‘Project Loon’), but trust our fruity friends to look after themselves first. No doubt the isheep will applaud this self-centred scheme, but the rest of the (real) world will be left wondering at the sheer audacity of it.

    Meantime, any bets on how long these shallow schemers have before they do a Blackberry, or a Nokia, and effectively go belly up? Is Cupertino set to become the next generation Detroit?