The Apple Campus 2 is seen under construction in Cupertino, California in this aerial photo taken January 13, 2017. REUTERS/Noah Berger
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Inside the original Macintosh computer, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs inscribed the signatures of his team, revealing his deep concern for even the hidden features of his products.Apple has not revealed the total price tag, but former project managers estimate it at about $5 billion – a figure CEO Tim Cook did not dispute in a 2015 TV interview.Apple's in-house construction team enforced many rules: No vents or pipes could be reflected in the glass.On many projects, the standard is 3 millimeters at best; Apple often demanded far less, even for hidden surfaces.The reasons are unclear, and neither Apple nor the firms would comment.Apple's novel approach to the building took many forms. The construction team pushed back, but Apple held firm.Time and time again, Apple managers spent months perfecting minute features, creating a domino effect that set back other parts of the project, former construction managers say.When Apple tapped general contractors Holder Construction and Rudolph & Sletten to finish the main building in 2015, one of the first orders of business was finalizing a door handle for conference rooms and offices.Still, Apple insisted on another version.
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