It was back in the summer of last year when we first heard that Apple was planning to open its first major office space in San Francisco – a report today confirmed by Reuters

Apple prepares to open chic new offices in San Francisco’s high-rent South of Market neighborhood, which has spawned scores of promising startups […] The iPhone maker’s new office will be in about 76,000 square feet of rented space at 235 Second St […]

The two floors Apple has leased in a building mostly occupied by CBS Interactive offer abundant open space and exposed ceilings, the preferred tech aesthetic.

The report suggests two possible reasons behind the decision to open the offices some 46 miles north of its Cupertino base …

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