Apple's spaceship-like campus to be completed sooner than first thought: Report

Technology major Apple may get its new spaceship-lookalike campus in California completed much before its planned completion date that was originally set for end of 2016 or early 2017, a media report said.


Technology major Apple may get its new spaceship-lookalike campus in California completed much before its planned completion date that was originally set for end of 2016 or early 2017, a media report said.

"A new drone video shows Apple's massive campus coming together. Yes, it looks like a UFO. And, yes, it is estimated to cost close to $5 billion dollars," a report in The Verge said.

A few months ago, the buildings appeared to be in their primary stages. However, the latest aerial drone video of the Cupertino-based campus shows that glass and solar panels are being put in place. There is even a new peek at the auditorium where the company may hold its events in future.

Recently, Apple's plan to sell refurbished or used iPhones is facing stiff opposition from local players such as Samsung, Micromax, Intex and Karbonn.

According to a report by Bloomberg, Apple had applied to become the first company to import and sell used iPhones in 2015 but, environment ministry had rejected its request. “Why even consider allowing import of used phones when import of other used goods such as cars are precluded by 300 percent duty levies?” asked Ravinder Zutshi, chairman of the newly formed Mobile and Communications Council, which issued the letter.

With inputs from IANS


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