Word is Apple is getting serious about having people back in the office three days a week. TMO Managing Editor Jeff Butts and Ken puzzle over the report. Plus – Jeff thinks Apple will release its next OS updates next week. So, no spring product thing then?
Apple Staff Being Offered Covid-19 Tests as They Return to The Office
Staff returning to Apple Park are being offered voluntary Covid-19 swab tests, alongside mandatory temperature testing and other measures.
Apple Encourages Employees to Work From Home
Apple is encouraging employees at its Apple Park headquarters to work from home due to the coronavirus cases in Santa Clara Valley.
Apple Park Campus is Ready for Earthquakes
As big as Apple Park campus is—about a mile around—it’s actually not attached to the ground. It has sliding mechanisms in the basement to reduce earthquake shaking by up to 80%.
Two stories underground, beneath offices where engineers design iPhones and MacBooks, the building rests on 692 huge stainless steel saucers. When the ground shakes, the building can shift as much as four feet in any direction on the saucers. Picture an ice cube on a plate. If you shake the plate back and forth, the ice cube slides to stay nearly stationary.
Completely fascinating. And as the article points out, apparently Jony Ive redesigned his own home to make it more earthquake resistant.
Apple Park Opens With Tribute to Steve Jobs and Lady Gaga Show
Apple Park, the company’s new headquarters, opened with a tribute to Steve Jobs and a performance from Lady Gaga.
Jony Ive Explains The Rainbow at Apple Park
Design guru Jony Ive has revealed more details on the thinking behind the rainbow stage that has appeared in the heart of Apple Park.
Steve Jobs Theater Wins Structural Artistry Award
The Institute of Structural Engineers said that the Steve Jobs Theater is the largest structure in the world solely supported by glass.
Apple Customers are Linked to Saudi Arabian Business Interests
Mr. Silver says that because Apple wouldn’t have much to lose, the company should stop all plans with the country and pull out as others have done.
Apple Will Livestream 'Gather Round' iPhone Media Event
The company set up a special webpage just for the event, and even included a handy-dandy link for adding it to your Calendar.
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Apple Asks Journos to 'Gather Round' for Media Event on September 12th
The invite is titled “Gather Round,” seemingly a reference to the Steve Jobs Theater in the circular Apple Park, and the company is expected to announce new iPhone models.