Apple announced today that it will invest $1.93 billion (€1.7 billion) to build new state of the art facilities for Apple’s online services in Ireland and Denmark.
Apple is looking to invest big bucks in Europe. Two state of the art facilities were made in Ireland and Denmark. The American company announced that they will invest in these two countries as both of them will run on 100% renewable energy.
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These facilities are located at central Jutland in Denmark and County Galway in Ireland. These two facilities will power Apple’s iTunes Store, App Store, Maps, Siri and iMessage. The services will be provided for customers that are living in Europe.
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook is really happy to invest in Ireland and Denmark and said that he was really happy with Apple’s progress in Europe. He also said that Apple’s investment will support communities living across the continent. This is Apple’s biggest investment and Tim Cook said that it shows us how the company has been progressing in the past years.
Tim Cook is excited about this new investment opportunity and said that it will help out the people as it will create hundreds of jobs. He also said that this new project will introduce the world with the most advanced green building designs.
Tim said that Apple is responsible for many jobs in Europe. Almost 672,000 jobs have been created by Apple. Out of these jobs, 530,000 jobs are directly linked with iOS app development.
Tim Cook also said that European app developers have earned a total of €6.6 billion from selling their apps on the app store. Tim Cook also said that they employ 18,300 people across Europe.
Apple also created 2,000 jobs in the last year for Europeans. Tim Cook wants his company to work on renewable energy projects. This is why they will partner with some local companies to work on renewable energy projects from wind and other sources.
These projects will be able to provide power for us in the future. Apple’s vice president of Environment Initiatives Lisa Jackson, believes that innovation is about leaving the world better than the way you found it. Lisa believes that the time to tackle climate change is now. She believes Denmark and Ireland have strong winds and that is the reason why Apple is using these countries to produce green energy.