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As work progressed on Apple Inc.'s new Cupertino, California headquarters, rumor had it that even the new building’s toilets would take their cue from the company’s well-known penchant for design.
For example, a Reuters story in February had this to say:
Apple's novel approach to the building took many forms. Architect German de la Torre, who worked on the project, found many of the proportions – such as the curve of a rounded corner – came from Apple's products. The elevator buttons struck some workers as resembling the iPhone's home button; one former manager even likened the toilet's sleek design to the device
Alas, not everything in the building is inspired by the iPhone. During the company’s latest press event on Sept. 11 to unveil the next generation of its smart phone, members of the media were able to report directly from the bathrooms – thanks to other iterations of the devices.
According to this online report, the restrooms feature Toto toilets rather than some proprietary design. Nothing wrong with Toto, but Apple geeks are surely disappointed.
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