- Apple said it would build a new campus in Texas for 15,000 employees on Thursday.
- But that’s not the only place the iPhone-maker is expanding.
- Here’s an incomplete list of Apple’s expanding footprint in the United States, and what it’s likely to do at all of these new facilities.
Apple is building a new campus in Austin, Texas, the iPhone-maker announced on Thursday.
This new office complex could support up to 15,000 employees in departments like customer service, research and development, and operations, Apple said.
But that’s not the only place where Apple is widening its footprint. Apple is starting to expand far beyond its headquarters in Cupertino, California, with offices, retail stores, and employees in all 50 states.
Part of this is in response to the Trump administration’s pressure on Apple to do more manufacturing in the United States. Apple’s responses over the past year have focused on how much business it already does in the US, even if the iPhone is largely assembled in China.
On Thursday, Apple said its expansion wasn’t limited to only Austin – it’s going to three more states as well, and that’s not even counting the data centres it had previously announced.
Here’s where Apple may be expanding near you:
Apple is building a new 133-acre campus in Austin, Texas, only a mile away from its existing offices in the city.
According to Apple, this new campus may one day support as many as 15,000 employees.
But Apple also said it planned to expand to 1,000 employees in other areas, including Seattle, where it has people working on artificial intelligence and Apple Maps.
Apple has been assembling a team of robotics and data-collection experts to fly drones to improve Apple Maps, Bloomberg reported in 2016.
Apple is also expanding in Culver City, Los Angeles, where it will take over a property previously earmarked for HBO. Apple is likely to base its original-content operations here.
Apple is also growing in San Diego, California, where Apple’s corporate nemesis, Qualcomm, is based.
Bloomberg reported that Apple is aggressively hiring engineers there, so it can build its own wireless modem and cut Qualcomm components out of its products.
You can’t forget Apple’s data centres, like its $US2 billion “data command center” in Mesa, Arizona.
North Carolina may not have gotten the new Apple campus, as it hoped, but the company has a major data center in Maiden, which is being expanded.
There’s also a big data center under expansion in Reno, Nevada.
The data center spans 1.1 million square feet on 1,7000 acres of land, and Apple is investing $US2.6 billion in the space, Reno Gazette Journal reported.
Last year, Apple said it would build a data center in Iowa, outside of Des Moines.
Apple said the center would provide services for iMessage, Siri, the App Store, and other Apple services, and will run on renewable energy.
Iowa’s data center will “create over 550 construction and operations jobs,” Apple said.
There’s also a big Apple data center in Prineville, Oregon, too.
Apple also said on Thursday that it opened an office in Nashville, Tennessee — where Amazon is also expanding.
Apple also expects its Miami office to double in size.
Apple also has locations all over the country through its Apple stores, which are usually located in city centres or upscale malls. Apple said it plans to add more stores and that it’s added 7,000 retail jobs over the past five years.
So, while most of Apple’s core research and development takes place in Silicon Valley, there’s a good chance that there are people who work for Apple living near you.
Apple continues to grow, with 6,000 new jobs in the past year, and a goal to create 20,000 jobs by 2023. Apple also mentioned on Thursday that it wants to expand in Pittsburgh, New York, and Boulder, Colorado.
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Of course, Apple’s headquarters is in Cupertino, California, where it recently finished a stunning $US5 billion building and campus called Apple Park.
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