A spectacular new drone flyover video of Apple’s enormous Apple Park campus shows off employees gathered at the new Steve Jobs Theater, where next week’s iPhone 8 keynote is scheduled to be held.
While it doesn’t give any spoilers away about what we can expect from the event, it’s the best look we’ve yet received at the new location for media events, all courtesy of drone photographer extraordinaire, Duncan Sinfield. Check it out below.
Similar to the Fifth Avenue Apple store in New York, the Steve Jobs Theater is located underground, with just the entranceway above ground. It sports a 1,000-seat auditorium, while the above ground part boasts a 20-foot-tall glass cylinder, 165 feet in diameter, with a metallic carbon-fiber roof.
It is, obviously, named after Apple founder and former Steve Jobs. Jobs apparently “made his views … clear” that he didn’t want the campus as a whole to be named after him, so choosing him as the naming inspiration for the place where Apple’s next-gen devices will be shown off is a nice compromise and tribute. The Steve Jobs Theater is situated on top of a fill that is one of the highest points within Apple Park, overlooking meadows and the main circular building.
Next week’s media event takes place on September 12. At the event, Apple is expected to present three new iPhones on stage: the iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus, and the premium iPhone 8. Other products expected to make an appearance include a new Apple TV with 4K video support, along with the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE.