Apple's massive North Carolina data center to go online next year

During Apple's Q3 2010 conference call, CFO Peter Oppenheimer revealed that Apple's massive North Carolina data center is on schedule and should go online in 2011. Oppenheimer didn't reveal what the data center would be used for but rumors persist of an streaming music, TV, and movie service.

With 100,000,000 iOS devices sold to date, additional rumors of an iOS Apple TV, and countless desktop iTunes installs on the market, pushing that much content would certainly need a world-class data center.

If this year's iPod touch event in September doesn't offer any clues, maybe next year's iPad event will?

Rene Ritchie

Editor-in-Chief of iMore, co-host of Iterate, Debug, Review, The TV Show, Vector, ZEN & TECH, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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Kneveh says:

Are you good with a broom?

Corey says:

@kneveh ahhahahahahaha

Dustinae says:

Yes, but I'd hate to take your dads promotion.... Oh no I didn't.



Johnny says:

Will iPhone ever get their own version of BBM? That's what I'm waiting for.

Crayolaboi says:

What's so great about bbm, gawd when u type it on an iPhone it even auto corrects to bum.

dloveprod says:

I just started a trial of Rhapsody's music service a couple days ago and it rocks, ten bucks a month for all I can listen to plus you can download them to your phone for offline listening.

iphonemilk says:

I'm glad it's on the East coast, woot! :D

dustinae says:

its about an hour from my house!!!!! I'm going to go spy on them now.

Bill says:

So this will be Apple's data mining facility? to compete with Google?

Kevin says:

Maybe they need all the computer power to design a better Antenna for the iPhone. :-)