An Apple fan managed to get round the cordons preventing photos and flew a drone over Apple’s new site in Cupertino, California, revealing the massive scale and scope of the innovative and ambitious project.
The operator used a DJI Phantom 2 drone and made sure the aircraft kept below 400 feet and within Californian law.
Previous glimpses of the complex that had been taken by Apple Toolbox just showed one part of the amazing new complex.
The building, which looks from above like a massive saucer or donut, will be home to some 13,000 employees. It is a mile in circumference and one-third of a mile wide.
Apple Campus 2, as it is officially called, will have 360-degree curved glass fronted walls, as well as a 1,000-seat auditorium and 300,000 square feet of research space, according to Brian Caulfield, a Forbes journalist, who has written about the new complex.
There will also be an underground passage from the main building to an underground auditorium, which will allow senior Apple employees to stroll onto the stage without having to deal with the press.