Infinite Loop, Apple’s former headquarters
The Ring, Apple employees’ new home base
In the spring of 1993, employees of Apple Computer began moving into a new campus in Cupertino, California. It had six buildings set around an oval street, which was named, in a wry bit of geek humor, Infinite Loop. It was there, from a fourth-floor office in 1 Infinite Loop, that Steve Jobs would conjure into being the iPod, the iPhone, the iPad, and generations of Macs. Last year, under CEO Tim Cook, the company moved to a new campus costing a reported $5 billion and anchored by a loop of its own: a vast, glass-walled building in Apple’s famously spare aesthetic that looks like an alien mothership. The campus is called Apple Park, but everyone knows it as the Ring.