The Spaceship Isn’t Big Enough, Captain! Apple Will Need 3rd Campus by 2015

The Spaceship Isn’t Big Enough, Captain! Apple Will Need 3rd Campus by 2015

Despite its upcoming ‘spaceship campus‘ in Cupertino, Apple will need a third campus by 2015 because of the rate at which the company continues to expand. The inaugural hearing to discuss the second site are set to take place tonight in San Francisco, but Apple may already be thinking about a third base.

Cupertino’s mayor, Gilbert Wong, was quizzed by Mercury News on the Apple’s plans for future development, and revealed that as soon as the second campus is finished in 2015, the company may need a third one:

Wong said Apple executives have told him the company is expanding so fast that it expects to start working on Apple Campus 3 at an unknown location after they finish the second headquarters in 2015.

Wong also revealed that he refers to Apple’s spaceship campus as ‘Apple 2’, because “it makes sense”:

“… it makes sense to call it Apple 2. They have iPad 1 and iPad 2; iPhone 1 and iPhone 2. This building is probably going to have much more innovative technologies and products than what they have at their first campus.”

To give you an idea of Apple’s rapid expansion, its new campus will accommodate an additional 13,000 employees over 176 acres, a 25,000 square-foot fitness center, a 1,000-seat auditorium, and nearly 11,000 parking spaces.

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  • FriarNurgle

    How about they just enclose the center of the mothership or build a gigantic spire with the eye of Jobs at the top in the center of the mothership?

  • z3r0_tr0jAn

    “iPhone 1 and iPhone 2″

    lol’d at the above statement.

  • cliqsquad

    “its new campus will accommodate an additional 13,000 employees over 176 acres, a 25,000 square-foot fitness center, a 1,000-seat auditorium, and nearly 11,000 parking spaces.”

    Only thing missing is apartments… Japan style buildings mini cities inside the building and the housing above. Sure this is because of the huge population. But come on how cool would be to own a penthouse in Apple’s HQ? Never far from tech support. 

  • John Neumann

    You mean like Sauron’s tower? I like!

  • lapommefreak

    ummm, Gilbert Wong is NOT the mayor of SF. Check your facts.

  • Figurative

    Maybe Apple could buy another lot adjacent to the “Flying Saucer” and build another building in the shape of a big “X”. And then…

  • BMWTwisty

    From a stock perspective, this may not necessarily be good news.  Apple could appear to be heading down the road Google is on – not good – and encountering increased overhead and personnel costs.  That hits the bottom line and stock valuation.  Apple’s sales growth is very strong at the moment and I hope it continues that way.  Increased sales and profits could justify this new building but I’d vote for staying lean and mean as long as possible. IMO, fwiw.

  • Barton Lynch

    tic tac toe?

  • InformedTroll

    uh seriously though, killian- San Francisco is not equal to Cupertino. Apple building in San Francisco has far greater implications for Apple than another site in Cupertino (of which Gilbert Wong is the mayor). Might want to change that…….

  • KillianBell

    My bad. Thanks, guys.

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Killian BellKillian Bell is a freelance writer based in the UK. He has an interest in all things tech, but most enjoys covering Apple, anything mobile, and gaming. You can follow him on Twitter via @killianbell, or through his website.

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