Color us shocked: AT&T has announced they’ll start unlocking out of contract iPhones beginning Easter Sunday, which has long been a thorn in the side of international travelers everywhere. Coupled with the fact that Apple now sells contract-free, unlocked handsets on its own, the move may mark the end of an era for many jailbreakers whose interest was mostly using their handset overseas. And there’s plenty more where that came from for this fabulous Friday, April 6, 2012. Happy Easter, everyone!
Judging from the company’s recent moves, Apple’s cloud plans may be even bigger than originally thought. What’s better than one new data center in North Carolina? How about a second one in Prineville, Oregon, just a stone’s throw from a similar Facebook facility?
Hard to believe that Wednesday is here again, but it arrives with some cool new stuff to download, rumors of an Apple solar farm going up in North Carolina, Nokia finally announcing Windows Phone handsets and those lucky San Francisco residents getting to buy from Apple.com and pick up in a nearby store. But that’s not all that’s going on this Hump Day -- here’s a look at the latest for Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
Excited for Monday’s iCloud announcement? If you’re so excited that you just can’t sleep, Google Earth might help keep your mind occupied with a view of Apple’s new North Carolina data center -- where iCloud is presumably hosted -- from outer space.
It’s widely known that Apple has been building a new data center in North Carolina, which will likely house many of the iCloud secrets the company plans to unveil at WWDC next week -- but Cupertino is also planning a new retail store just a stone’s throw away.
We all know that Apple is planning to flip the switch on an expansive new data center in Maiden, North Carolina any day -- and thankfully, a local Fox affiliate has done some digging to find out what exactly it might mean for area residents as well as the rest of us.
What do you do if you’re Apple, with a huge new data center gearing up down in North Carolina and oodles of storage space ready for customers? Find someone to manage it all, which Cupertino has done by poaching a Microsoft general manager.
Apple has been busy building one of the world's largest data centers in Catawba County, North Carolina for some time now. This colossal edifice of silicon, wire and awesomeness is rumored to be the keystone of Apple's future cloud-based computing ventures. Can MobileMe users expect to see more storage space coming their way? Perhaps, if we're lucky, Apple will finally start putting the media-streaming know how they snagged through the purchase of LaLa to work for content-hungry iTunes users. No matter what Cupertino has planned for their massive North Carolina data facility, one thing is certain, it's gonna be big... and stands to get a heck of a lot bigger.
While Apple has had little to say so far about the new data center they’re building in North Carolina, a new search of county records there shows that Cupertino paid a pretty penny to obtain a one-acre site near the facility.
When Apple first confirmed last year that they were building a server
farm facility down in North Carolina, speculation was heavy that
Cupertino was looking to get in big on cloud computing. Everything was
moving to the cloud; soon there'd be no need for storing documents on
your hard drive; the cloud was everything. So the arguments ran.
people still save stuff to hard drives, external hard drives still sell
at a decent clip, and we don't know anyone under the age of fifty
without a flash drive (or three). Turns out physical ownership is kind
of important to people. Is the cloud part of the Apple's plan?