Some Rare Photos From Inside Apple’s Secretive HQ [Gallery]

Some Rare Photos From Inside Apple’s Secretive HQ [Gallery]

Now that’s a great restroom sign. (via mikedls)

Apple is widely considered the most secretive company on earth, so any chance to get even a tiny peek behind its walls is a rare one. When you visit Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California, you can’t get past the gift shop without a special friend. If you’re lucky, you’ll get treated to a delicious lunch at the company’s Caffe Macs. That leaves the rest of Infinite Loop up to your imagination.

A neat service called Worldcam uses Instagram’s GPS data to gather all of the photos shared from a specific location. We’ve collected some rare shots from inside and around Apple’s top secret HQ:

Some Rare Photos From Inside Apple’s Secretive HQ [Gallery]

Enjoying some quality time at Caffe Macs (via squd1411)

Some Rare Photos From Inside Apple’s Secretive HQ [Gallery]

Some Apple employees waiting to cross the street. (via nanbajka)

Some Rare Photos From Inside Apple’s Secretive HQ [Gallery]

Appleception? (via dresouzax)

Some Rare Photos From Inside Apple’s Secretive HQ [Gallery]

Looking outside of Apple’s Infinite Loop. (via iamxande)

Some Rare Photos From Inside Apple’s Secretive HQ [Gallery]

Someone has to take out the trash! (via f7176g)

Some Rare Photos From Inside Apple’s Secretive HQ [Gallery]

Nothing like a $4 iSalad at Caffe Macs! (via veg4life)

Some Rare Photos From Inside Apple’s Secretive HQ [Gallery]

Apple had Train give a private concert for employees this past weekend. (via romainbutteaud)

Some Rare Photos From Inside Apple’s Secretive HQ [Gallery]

Looks pretty at night, no? (via iamxande)

Some Rare Photos From Inside Apple’s Secretive HQ [Gallery]

A snazzy Apple office. (via gongalong)

Some Rare Photos From Inside Apple’s Secretive HQ [Gallery]

Apple sure knows how to do interior design. Hi, trees. (via ericmclellan)

  • bfizzzle

    the trees inside looks legit

  • robert_walter

    You do realize that the pic entitled Appleception is upside down, don’t you?

  • MichaelAhlers

    Can we please stop butchering our photographs with these stupid Instagram filters?

  • Jason Bartlett

    It is an unimpressive space. The stuff Apple makes is great, but they really need to consider hiring an architect and some interior designers. That place looks like the head office of some twist tie manufacturer in any industrial park in North America.

  • William F Julien

    “Some employees waiting to cross the street” is really …….

  • ccosenza777

    It is an unimpressive space. The stuff Apple makes is great, but they really need to consider hiring an architect and some interior designers. That place looks like the head office of some twist tie manufacturer in any industrial park in North America.

    It’s incredible the people on the internet who believe they are the authority on topics they likely know very little or nothing about. How many twist tie head offices have you been to? I’ve had the privilege of visiting the Apple headquarters and from it’s expansive courtyard to it’s use of long galleries and high arcs that truly show the architecture that went into Apple’s headquarters really set it apart from twist tie offices. Let’s also try and be a bit more creative than twist tie offices next time.

  • Jason Bartlett
    It is an unimpressive space. The stuff Apple makes is great, but they really need to consider hiring an architect and some interior designers. That place looks like the head office of some twist tie manufacturer in any industrial park in North America.

    It’s incredible the people on the internet who believe they are the authority on topics they likely know very little or nothing about. How many twist tie head offices have you been to? I’ve had the privilege of visiting the Apple headquarters and from it’s expansive courtyard to it’s use of long galleries and high arcs that truly show the architecture that went into Apple’s headquarters really set it apart from twist tie offices. Let’s also try and be a bit more creative than twist tie offices next time.

    Its

    Let’s try to use English next time.

  • chriscrk
    It is an unimpressive space. The stuff Apple makes is great, but they really need to consider hiring an architect and some interior designers. That place looks like the head office of some twist tie manufacturer in any industrial park in North America.

    It’s incredible the people on the internet who believe they are the authority on topics they likely know very little or nothing about. How many twist tie head offices have you been to? I’ve had the privilege of visiting the Apple headquarters and from it’s expansive courtyard to it’s use of long galleries and high arcs that truly show the architecture that went into Apple’s headquarters really set it apart from twist tie offices. Let’s also try and be a bit more creative than twist tie offices next time.

    Its

    Let’s try to use English next time.

    “It’s” is correct, what are you on about?

    “It’s incredible” = “It is incredible”.

  • Jason Bartlett
    It is an unimpressive space. The stuff Apple makes is great, but they really need to consider hiring an architect and some interior designers. That place looks like the head office of some twist tie manufacturer in any industrial park in North America.

    It’s incredible the people on the internet who believe they are the authority on topics they likely know very little or nothing about. How many twist tie head offices have you been to? I’ve had the privilege of visiting the Apple headquarters and from it’s expansive courtyard to it’s use of long galleries and high arcs that truly show the architecture that went into Apple’s headquarters really set it apart from twist tie offices. Let’s also try and be a bit more creative than twist tie offices next time.

    Its

    Let’s try to use English next time.

    “It’s” is correct, what are you on about?

    “It’s incredible” = “It is incredible”.

    I’m talking about the possessive singular pronoun.

    “It’s expansive courtyard”
    “It’s use of long galleries”

    How, exactly, does “…from it is expansive courtyard to it is use of long galleries…” make sense?

  • BigLama

    As a architect major, i will say apples HQ is truly amazing from an architect view point. the space is well used from what i saw.

  • Bill Doody

    Its funny how anytime a troll is dissed they attempt to pick out any type of grammar mistake they can find.
    As if somehow now his opinion matters more.

  • rlowe

    Hey the iSalad is so yummy!!!

  • sheldonmichaels

    Apple are making foot-rests? Want! Check below the Aeron Chair in the “A snazzy Apple office” photo.
    That thing is Apple branded.

  • robert_walter

    Pic of the bridge is still upside down. Exit sign on lower left and railings hanging off walls and ceilings seals it.

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