Apple is expected to host the much awaited iPhone 8 launch event at the Steve Jobs Theater, just outside the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California. New drone footage uploaded to YouTube by drone pilot Duncan Sinfield now gives us a very good look of the progress made with the Apple Park’s construction. The video also gives us a glimpse of the Steve Jobs Theater, which appears pretty small from the outside, but is capable of hosting 1,000 people in its underground auditorium.
The exterior of the Steve Jobs Theater is covered by 12 foot tall glass, with the world’s largest freestanding carbon fiber roof. With the event scheduled for next Tuesday, we expect to learn more about the internal architecture of the auditorium.
The drone footage reveals the greenery surrounding the auditorium, which is a key element of Apple’s new campus. As for the massive ring shaped campus located near the auditorium, the work appears to be ongoing even now, with Apple rushing to get it up and running by Fall. It must be noted that some part of its workforce have already migrated to the new campus, and Apple hopes to complete the transition within the next few months.
The inside of the Steve Jobs Theater has largely remained a mystery. But a recent leak gave us a very good idea of its architecture, revealing the seating arrangements and some other aspects of the complex. The building spans 120,000 square feet, and will be host to a bunch of announcements including the iPhone 8 launch next Tuesday.
[Via YouTube, MacRumors]