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 iTunes.com 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
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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

14 Comments
  • Can i get a job there?
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  • @Dustinae
    HAHAHA
    COLD BLOODED!!
  • You guys are awesome.
  • Will iPhone ever get their own version of BBM? That's what I'm waiting for.
  • What's so great about bbm, gawd when u type it on an iPhone it even auto corrects to bum.
  • 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.
  • I'm glad it's on the East coast, woot! :D
  • its about an hour from my house!!!!! I'm going to go spy on them now.
  • So this will be Apple's data mining facility? to compete with Google?
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