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Plus, Apple is creating a large data center in Hong Kong.


Apple Begins Establishing a Base in Hong Kong. reported today that Apple will be constructing an enormous data center in Hong Kong. The exact location will be in the New Territories of Hong Kong near the Shenzhen China border. A bidding contractor employee, the source of this information, stated it will be the largest data center ever constructed by his company. Construction will begin in the first quarter of 2013, and it will take over a year before Apple begins using the center. Apple is still receiving bids from contractors for the construction of the facility. highlights the fact that the move makes sense for Apple since China is Apple's fastest-growing region for sales, and China's large population makes it the biggest smartphone market in the world.

Other tech companies, such as Google (GOOG), chose Hong Kong to build data centers because Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region and maintains an autonomous legal structure, preventing the mainland Chinese government from interfering with data.

Apple is also planning new data centers in Reno, Nevada, and Prineville, Oregon. Apple already has data centers in Newark, California, and Maiden, North Carolina, which is its biggest data center at 500,000 square feet.

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