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Apple’s New Spaceship Campus Has One Flaw – and It Hurts

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(Bloomberg) -- The centerpiece of Apple Inc.’s new headquarters is a massive, ring-shaped office overflowing with panes of glass, a testament to the company’s famed design-obsessed aesthetic.

There’s been one hiccup since it opened last year: Apple employees keep smacking into the glass.

Surrounding the Cupertino, California-based building are 45-foot tall curved panels of safety glass. Inside are work spaces, dubbed “pods,” also made with a lot of glass. Apple staff are often glued to the iPhones they helped popularize. That’s resulted in repeated cases of distracted employees walking into the panes, according to people familiar with the incidents. 

LMAO. Basically, the employees at the headquarters are on their phones a lot, even while walking. Because of this, they get distracted, and walk right into the panes of glass.

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Some staff started to stick Post-It notes on the glass doors to mark their presence. However, the notes were removed because they detracted from the building’s design, the people said. They asked not to be identified discussing anything related to Apple. Another person familiar with the situation said there are other markings to identify the glass.

A E S T H E T I C > Safety. Great logic, I agree.

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An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment. It’s not clear how many incidents there have been. A Silicon Valley-based spokeswoman for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration referred questions about Apple’s workplace safety record to the government agency’s website. A search on the site based on Apple’s name in California found no reports of injuries at the company’s new campus. 

No reports of injuries. You would think that somebody would have been given a broken nose or something.

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It’s not the first time Apple’s penchant for glass in buildings has caused problems. In late 2011, 83-year-old Evelyn Paswall walked into the glass wall of an Apple store, breaking her nose. She sued the company, arguing it should have posted a warning on the glass. The suit was settled without any cost to Apple, according to a legal filing in early 2013.

Jeez man. This is why then need markings. I am telling you, 83 year olds aren't going to be glued to their phones, they look where they are going.

 

In conclusion:

 

Apple, get your act together.

 

Source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/apple’s-new-spaceship-campus-has-one-flaw-–-and-it-hurts/ar-BBJdMPz


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Tim cook and his team monitor the campus taking bets on who crashes. They knew what they did.


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STOP with all this glass. 


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1 hour ago, Implosivetech said:

A E S T H E T I C > Safety

Not the first time.  The Apple store in Chicago has a fancy roof design ... which allows ice cones to fall on the heads of passers-by.  They have to rope off a large area at the side of the store in the winter.

 

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The design is fine, people are just retarded.

 

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1 minute ago, Captain Chaos said:

Not the first time.  The Apple store in Chicago has a fancy roof design ... which allows ice cones to fall on the heads of passers-by.  They have to rope off a large area at the side of the store in the winter.

 

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According to Apple they only had to rope off the areas because the roof heating system wasn't working properly (but was presumably promptly fixed). Of course you can argue that it's a bad design if it needs help to accommodate snow, but that's kind of the nature of architecture. 


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Well guess you just cannot avoid WINDOWS HAHAHAHAHA kill me now please.


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Another case of not apple's fault if people in 2018 still haven't learned to walk while looking down on their phone without bumping into people on the street, crossing the street when the light is red, and hitting glass obstructions. This people should just get with the times and develop the skills of the modern age


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This is the fault of both I think. Glass being a naturally transparent thing doesn't really bode well for anyone being used as a replacement to a physical wall. However it is equally the fault of the person for not looking where they are going if they are looking down at their phones.


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1 hour ago, Implosivetech said:

Also, the 83 year old wouldn't be glued to her phone.

But probably has bad eyesight


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This is the mental image I have from the article linked:

 

 


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2 hours ago, Implosivetech said:

I am telling you, 83 year olds aren't going to be glued to their phones, they look where they are going.

 

In conclusion:

 

Apple, get your act together.

Wtf 


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Apple is not responsible for people not looking where they are going.....


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2 hours ago, Implosivetech said:

Also, the 83 year old wouldn't be glued to her phone.

Well yeah they just have poor vision. I mean chances are they weren't able to even see the glass with their vision at that age.

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inb4 people start running into windows on purpose to blow this whole thing out of proportion for no reason


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