WSJ: Apple wants to lease a 'large production campus' in LA for new shows and movies

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What you need to know

  • Apple is reportedly on the hunt for new filming space in Los Angeles.
  • The space will likely be used for Apple TV+ filming including TV shows and movies.

Apple is on the hunt for a "large production campus" in Los Angeles, according to a new report. It's thought the facility will be used to create new Apple TV+ content including TV shows and movies.

According to a new Wall Street Journal report, Apple has told development execs that it needs a space that will "exceed half a million square feet." Multiple different locations are being considered, according to people "familiar with the matter."

Apple told development executives it is looking at several possible locations, the people said. The new hub could exceed half a million square feet and would complement Apple's current arrangement, where the company leases soundstages to film in the Los Angeles area and other parts of the world.

Apple continues to work to increase its presence in the world of TV and movies and is already in possession of some hits including the hugely popular Ted Lasso. Apple being able to film more content is good for customers as well — because it means we will have more stuff to watch!

Some Apple TV+ content has already been able to pick up multiple awards and countless more nominations have been received, but a focus on creating more content means that Apple isn't resting on its laurels.

Apple TV+ currently runs $4.99 per month and is also part of the Apple One subscription bundle, too.

If you want to enjoy Apple TV+ in style, be sure to check out our list of the Best Apple TV deals on the market today.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.