Charlie Rose Gets The Inside Scoop On Apple's Future Headquarters


In an interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook, CBS' 60 Minutes got an exclusive look at the inside of Apple's future headquarters and, like the Apple Watch, at what makes the company tick.

The segment, which aired Dec. 20, features Charlie Rose going on a walk-through of one of Apple's many labs, with Tim Cook as his guide (as well as additional commentary by design chief Jony Ive and retail head Angela Ahrendts). 

The interview also showcases parts of Apple's upcoming Cupertino-based HQ (designed by Jony Ives) that have never been seen by the public. 

If you were thinking of getting a sneak peek of unreleased (or even unrevealed) Apple products, think again: unknown objects at the lab were covered by meticulously placed sheets, blocking viewers from getting a proper look.

Despite the letdown for some viewers, there was a particular bright spot: Ives displayed dummy models that helped the iPhone design staff transition the screen sizes to 4.7 and 5.5 inches.

The segment also showed glimpses of the future Apple headquarter's exterior, which will feature a series of the largest curved glass panels on the planet, giving the facility a truly futuristic look, as well as its top-secret warehouse, which houses an entire demi Apple store used to blueprint new retail layouts and test upcoming products.

Other surprises? Viewers also learned that Apple has a squad of roughly 800 people employed to work on the iPhone camera alone.

Despite the steps Apple has taken since the passing of founder and former CEO Steve Jobs back in 2011, Cook was adamant about the staying power of the tech mogul's genius.

"It is. It is. This is Steve's company," insisted Cook. "This is still Steve's company. It was born that way, it's still that way. And so his spirit, I think, will always be the DNA of this company."

Check out the statement, courtesy of CBS, in the video below.


Via: The Next Web

Source: 60 Minutes

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