Apple Inc. (AAPL) New Data Center Built For iTunes and MobileMe
Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) shareholder meetings are always great for finding out little bits of interesting information, and the one that took place today was no exception. According to attendees AppleInsider, Apple informed shareholders that the new data center the company recently finished construction on in North Carolina will support both iTunes and MobileMe services.
At 500,000 square feet, rumours have been rife since construction began as to what the new data center could be used for. Suggestions that Apple was working on a streaming, subscription model for iTunes made sense, as did claims that MobileMe was to drop its existing $99 price tag. Both possibilities would lead to increased data running through the Apple servers but we’re still no nearer to knowing just what the new facility will actually be used for.
Speculation will obviosuly continue now Apple has confirmed the center will house both iTunes and MobileMe services, though it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that the whole thing could just be as mundane as needing more room for all those HD movies our Apple TVs stream.
Fingers crossed it’s more than that!