Apple's research and development facility in Japan reportedly delayed until March 2017

Apple logo at Moscone
Apple logo at Moscone (Image credit: iMore)

Apple's plans to open a new research and development facility in Yokohama, Japan may take longer than first announced. A new report claims the building will now open in March 2017, rather than late 2016.

The story comes from the Japanese blog Mac Otakara (via AppleInsider) who reported on the new date based on information posted at the facility's construction site.

When it is finished, the facility will be called the Tsunashima Technical Development Center. Apple bought a space previously owned by Panasonic for its new R&D location that is over 269,000 square feet. Apple will actually have a series of buildings at the site, with the largest being four stories tall.

John Callaham

I have been writing professionally about technology and gaming news for 14 years.