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Never-before-seen images reveal exclusive look inside Apple's secret HQ

Apple Park Wallpaper
Apple Park Wallpaper (Image credit: Wallpaper*)

What you need to know

  • Wallpaper* has been granted exclusive access inside Apple Park.
  • Images reveal never-before-seen parts of Apple's secret headquarters.
  • It shows Apple's design team working on a slew of products.

Wallpaper* has today published an exclusive report with a series of images revealing a never-before-seen look inside the walls at Apple's secretive headquarters, Apple Park.

From Wallpaper* (opens in new tab):

Global exclusive! Led by Evans Hankey and Alan Dye, the Apple Design Team holds enormous sway over our evolving relationship with technology. Opening the doors to their studio at Apple Park in Cupertino for the first time, they offered us a deep dive into the working processes behind their latest creations

Apple Park Wallpaper

Apple Park Wallpaper (Image credit: Wallpaper*)

The images reveal new processes that go into making devices like Apple's iPhone 13 and the Apple Watch Series 7, showing in detail a team member assembling the latter by adding its Digital Crown.

Apple Park Wallpaper

Apple Park Wallpaper (Image credit: Wallpaper*)

Photos also show team members discussing the colors of the new iMac and collaborating to create Apple Watch design combinations that include the body, strap, and watch face all in one place. Another image reveals an audio designer creating custom Apple sounds in the Design Studio sound lab.

Apple Park Wallpaper

Apple Park Wallpaper (Image credit: Wallpaper*)

The report also features a look at the story of how Apple's unique design ethos came to be, pioneered in part by Steve Jobs and Jony Ive. It evens details the impact of a process so simple as designing both the typeface and the platform it will be displayed on in the same team so the two work seamlessly together. Hankey and Dye told Wallpaper* that Apple Park was "designed for serendipitous meetings as well as collaboration" and was "just so quiet and calming".

You can (and should) read the full report here. (opens in new tab)

Stephen Warwick
News Editor

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.

1 Comment
  • That is cool, but everything is way too neat. My favorite picture was the sounds guy sitting there using AirPods Max, as opposed to a $5000 studio headset. That is the pinnacle of Apple sound, but it is available to the customer he is targeting.