Apple has quietly bought and leased a bunch of buildings and named them after Greek deities, according to a report today in the Silicon Valley Business Journal based on documents filed with city governments. A lot of the buildings seemingly relate to Apple’s reported plans to build an electric, possibly self-driving, car. We had already heard about a building in Sunnyvale, California, where neighbors were complaining about “motor noises” emerging late at night.
That building is reportedly code-named “Rhea,” which could be a reference to its reported car project code-named “Titan” — Rhea was one of the Titans in Greek mythology. Building plans include obvious automotive references like a “lube bay” and “wheel balancer,” the Business Journal reports. READ MORE