Apple users sigh “About time” as Apple finally decides to unite its services teams. They will work together towards a better Siri, iCloud, iTunes, Apple Maps, News, Apple Pay and more.
The tech giant is soon moving most of its teams to the same campus at its current infinite loop headquarters at Cupertino, California. As for now, employees that work for developing different Apple services are scattered in buildings far from the main campus.
Moving all the teams on a single campus will boost the speed of product development. Also, it will streamline the overall growth of the company’s services. Apple will soon bind them leading to further service division. This will later help in generating greater revenue, which is just what the company needs right now. Having teams spread out in different buildings reportedly lead to software bugs and slowed product development.
Construction of Apple Campus 2 is nearly complete and 13,000 employees will most likely move into the campus sometime in Q1 2017. As Apple CEO Tim Cook points out, the change will give Apple more control and may speed up load times. However, present Infinite Loop buildings will not shutter with the campus 2. Company will double its own campus size, reducing its reliance on rented buildings across Cupertino. The company is also planning to move its services to a single backend system that the company made by the codename of ‘pie’.
Apple has begun moving over parts of Siri, the iTunes Store, and Apple News to the new platform, one of the people said. It plans to move other services, including Maps, to its new system over the next few years. It has also developed an internal photo storage system. it is dubbed McQueen to gradually end its reliance on Google and Amazon servers, the people said.
Most executives want to move their divisions into the spaceship campus. Eddy Cue won’t let that happen so easily. He thinks if everyone working on the Cloud Services come together in one infinity loop, Internet Services division will function much better. Says a report from Bloomberg.
2016 has been rough for the company and it is trying to take some wise measures this time. They are trying to ‘fit in’ more than those 13,000 employees in the Apple Campus 2 by adjusting the interior design. This can delay the completion of the building further.
The tech giant is making continuous efforts unify cloud resources. The ones that build up services like Apple music, Siri and news, one of the best news apps out there. They will combine with the new back-end system as well. The report says parts of Siri, iTunes Store and News already run on the new system. Others do not and soon will.
Eddy Cue says to cloud service employees: “Sorry guys we aren’t going to the brand new shiny spaceship campus”. https://t.co/sDbnV3eDoW
— Benjamin Mayo (@bzamayo) October 6, 2016
Back in march, a report said that the tech company is working on an in-house cloud storage system, “McQueen”. The project began to drop its increasing partnership with Amazon and Google for Cloud Storage purposes. After the poor sales of iPhone 7 this year, they will have to work on their products and services even harder. Gaining the same reputation of the Apple symbol back and proving that the company can reach great heights despite Steve Jobs’ death.