The company has publicly been working on the project since 2011 and is expected to finally move into the project, informally referred to as "the spaceship" or "the death star," early next year.
The photo above, which appears to show the campus cafeteria, was recently distributed to Apple employees and was published by Mac Generation, a French Apple site.
It was in April 2006 when Steve Jobs announced to the city council of Cupertino that Apple had acquired nine contiguous properties to build a new campus, the Apple Campus 2.
Apple has had a presence in Cupertino since 1977, which is why the company decided to build in the area rather than move to a cheaper, distant location.
The new campus, on a site now totalling 176 acres, is planned to house up to 13,000 employees in one central four-storied circular building of approximately 2,800,000 square feet, which will include a café for 3,000 sitting people, be surrounded by extensive landscaping, and offer parking both underground and in a parking structure. Media reports widely described the new structure as "spaceship".
Other facilities include a 1,000 seat auditorium, 300,000 square feet of R&D facilities, a fitness center, an orchard, and a dedicated generating plant as the primary source of electricity (powered by natural gas and other more environmentally sound means).
Jobs once said: "It's got a gorgeous courtyard in the middle, and a lot more. It's a circle, so it's curved all the way round. This is not the cheapest way to build something."