Think about the amount of cloud services that Apple currently has: Siri, Maps, iCloud, Apple Pay, Apple News, part of iTunes (online stores) and Apple Music a lot. And, as these services were launched and growing at different times, their teams are spread across several Apple buildings across California (in Cupertino and Sunnyvale, basically). But that must change.
According to Bloomberg, Eddy Cue (senior vice president of software and internet services) wants to bring these people together under one roof, on the company's current campus at 1 Infinite Loop, in order to facilitate everyone's work (collaboration, integration, etc. .) and face the competitors.
According to people familiar with the matter, the current structure contributes to the proliferation of bugs in software and slow product development. Putting everyone in the same environment, although nowadays a lot can be done remotely and remotely, without a doubt things will become easier and faster. This will be possible thanks to the new campus that the company is building in Cupertino; With the move of many sectors over there (expected for the beginning of 2017), the current campus will be able to receive several teams that are spread over buildings in the region.
Also according to Bloomberg, a committee of Apple managers is working on reorganizing these teams (who goes to the new campus, who stays, etc.). The initial plan was even changed. Apple originally wanted to take 13,000 employees to the new campus, but now that number is expected to rise.
In parallel, Apple would also be reorganizing its cloud computing resources, moving the entire infrastructure (things like software to process Siri's queries, music downloads, etc.) to a single system, created by it. Codenamed "Pie", the idea of ??this project being more in control of the platform and even improving the speed of everything. Part of Siri, the iTunes Store and Apple News would already be functioning on this new platform, while the other services will be migrated in the coming years.
In addition, remember, we have the McQueen project, focused on creating our own storage infrastructure in order to no longer depend on third parties like Amazon and Google.