Apple’s North Carolina HQ now only ‘hopeful’

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The possible site of Apple's next HQ.
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A couple of months back, an announcement regarding Apple’s plans to build a new HQ in Raleigh, North Carolina were supposedly “imminent” and a “done deal.”

Things have remained quiet since then, however, and now a new report quotes North Carolina governor Roy Cooper as saying that he is “hopeful” Apple will pick the area, but admitting that they have yet to hear one way or the other.

Announcement of Apple’s new North Carolina HQ ‘imminent’

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But new HQ isn't without its controversy.
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An announcement about Apple’s plans to build a new HQ in Raleigh, North Carolina is “imminent,” a new report suggests.

This follows another recent news story suggesting it is a “done deal,” just so long as the proper incentives package is agreed. From the sound of things, Apple is pleased with the way talks have progressed!

New Apple HQ might land in the South

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Apple might be moving into the D.C. area.
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North Carolina and Northern Virginia have risen as two likely candidates for Apple’s third headquarters.

The new location of the new Apple HQ is supposed to be revealed by the end of 2018. According to a new report, one of the spots Apple is looking at is in the same area that Amazon is eying too.

Epic Apple Park drone video could be the last one ever

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Apple's new "Spaceship" campus is contributing to soaring property values.
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New drones videos of Apple Park are about to become extinct.

Apple is ramping up security when it comes to drones hovering over its new headquarters. Droner Duncan Sinfield has flown at the campus since the early days of construction. However, on his latest flights, Duncan says Apple security has been able to track down his precise location in ten minutes.

Check out his latest footage, it could be his last:

Tim Cook gives Steve Mnuchin an Apple Park tour

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Steve Mnuchin and Tim Cook at the new campus.
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U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Steve Mnuchin, paid a visit to Apple’s new spaceship campus in Cupertino today.

Mnuchin got a tour of Apple Park accompanied by Tim Cook. The Ape CEO has a history of both working against and with Donald Trump’s administration, and in the duo’s photo that was tweeted this afternoon, it doesn’t look like Tim is particularily stoked.

Check out the full tweet:

Apple says it will add $350 billion to U.S. economy

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A new Apple HQ is already on the way!
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Apple’s big tax break is about to unleash an avalanche of spending from the iPhone-maker.

In a public statement this morning, Apple revealed its plans to contribute $350 billion to the U.S. economy over the next five years now that the fee for repatriating its mountain of overseas cash has been significantly lowered.

Apple Park visitor center opens doors to the public

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They're not waiting for the iPhone X.
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Apple opened the doors to the visitor center at Apple Park to the public this morning. And of course, there was a line to get in.

Construction is still being completed on the main campus but you can now get a first-hand view of the campus at the visitors center. The newly opened building looks a lot like a regular Apple store on the inside, except it features some products you can only buy at Apple Park.

Apple’s patented pizza box gets a hands-on review

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A thin crust pizza from Caffé Mac.
A thin crust pizza from Caffé Mac.
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Apple’s patented pizza box set the tech press on fire earlier this week when Wired took a behind-the-scenes look at the nearly finished Apple Park campus.

Even though the story packed tons of interesting details about the campus — like how it originally looked like a penis until Steve Jobs’ son intervened — the custom-designed Apple pizza box stole everyone’s attention. The box has actually been on Apple campus for a long time, but was never seen by the public until now.

The lead designer of the original iPhone is leaving Apple

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The original iPhone was one of the best looking iPhones.
The original iPhone was one of the best-looking iPhones.
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One of the top Apple product designers of the past two decades is parting ways with the company, according to a new report that reveals there’s been a big shake-up on Jony Ive’s team.

Christopher Stringer was the lead designer of the original iPhone and was one of the top two or three designers on Apple’s industrial design team. Now he has apparently decided to jettison from the company right before Apple moves into its new spaceship.

Drone footage shows crews racing to finish Apple Park by April

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Apple's spaceship campus still isn't ready for its grand opening.
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Apple employees are set to move into the Apple spaceship campus just next month, but based on the recent drone footage there’s still a lot of work to be done on Apple Park.

Crews can be seen finishing construction and landscaping work in the new aerial footage. While the tunnel, parking structures, fitness center and side buildings look nearly completely, the Steve Jobs theater doesn’t look ready to host a keynote yet.