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Apple Park opens its doors to outsidersCNET takes you inside Apple's newly opened visitor center with its cafe, store and more.
[MUSIC] I'm Shara Tibken with c-net and I'm here on Apple's new campus. Apple Park is the new billions and billions of dollar facilities that Apple built to house its employees. It'll have about 12,000 people here when everybody finally moves in. But the public can now come and visit the visitors center. There's a new cafe where you can buy coffee. There's an area to buy new devices like the iPhone X. You can buy t-shirts, baseball hats. You can also look at what the campus looks like inside, using the special AR iPad table contraption to see areas that we won't actually get to see. Let's go take a look. Three, two, one! [APPLAUSE] [MUSIC] One of the new features of Apple Parks new visitor center is Cafe Mac. So people who work at Apple get their coffee at Cafe Max all over campus. You're able to order food and drinks using an iPad. They can text you when your drink is ready. You go pay for it. There are tables set up for people to just relax. It's kind of open to the outside. It's really a place where Apple wants the public, and its neighbors to come and just hang out. [MUSIC] One of the things that's really unique to the new Apple visitors center at Apple Park, is all of the special swag you can't get anywhere else. They have little onesies, tote bags that say Apple Park. There's plain cards. Yes, if you, If you're trying to kill time, postcards and also some special baseball caps. They're missing the little button at the top which they said is so you can wear your Beats headphones on top and they fit more smoothly. Apple's had it's shot on iPhone campaign for a couple years to show what kind of images you can gather with it's devices. Here it has a special area where you can see glamour shots of this new campus shot on An iPhone. Another thing that is unique is these Apple Park t-shirts, they'll set you back a nice $40, if you want to show people you were actually at the campus, you can't get them anywhere else. [MUSIC] Apple's new visitor center is pretty recognizable for people who've been in any of the redesigned Apple stores, except for the swag and this exhibition space that has this aluminum model of the campus. It weighs about 11,000 pounds, so I don't think they're gonna be moving it anywhere anytime soon. You can lift up the roof on the campus to actually see inside. So here you can see different worktables, trees inside. Then you can zoom in to actually see closer what is going on. There's these little people in here. One of Apple's industrial designers told us that they had people hanging off the roof of the buildings. Using 360-degree cameras to capture footage. They also use drones to really capture the lighting. You can switch in between times of day and see what it looks like at midnight, when the suns rising, when the suns setting To get a really different view of what the campus is like. Along with actually looking at the spaceship itself, where people are going to be working, we can see a little peek inside the visitor's center where we actually are. Apple also lets you look inside it's fitness center, there's parking garages, basically anything you wanna explore on campus, Apple lets you check out. [MUSIC] Last stop on our tour of Apple's new Visitor center of Apple Park is the rooftop terrace. So, here there are tables set up so people sit and hang out. There's also a nice view of the spaceship from here. Probably the closest that most of us will get to it, aside from the AR table downstairs. It's just they tried to design this so it's seemless between feeling like you're part of the environment, versus feeling like you are in a building. and you can tell that downstairs as well with the clear glass windows. This building just kind of seems to almost hover in the air. I hope you enjoyed our tour of the new Apple Perk Visitors Center. It's now open to the public so if you're in Cupertino, California you can stop by and check it out for yourself. I'm Shara [UNKNOWN] with CNet. [MUSIC]