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Ap­ple will in­vest £1.25 bil­lion (€1.7b) in two data cen­tres in Europe, both pow­ered by re­new­able en­ergy. “This sig­nif­i­cant new in­vest­ment rep­re­sents Ap­ple’s big­gest project in Europe to date”, said CEO Tim Cook. “We’re thrilled to be ex­pand­ing our op­er­a­tions, cre­at­ing hun­dreds of lo­cal jobs and in­tro­duc­ing some of our most ad­vanced green build­ing de­signs yet”. The cen­tres will be lo­cated in County Gal­way, Ire­land, and Den­mark’s Cen­tral Jut­land. They will drive the iTunes and App Stores. iMes­sage, Maps and Siri in Europe. Ap­ple claims it now em­ploys 18,300 peo­ple across 19 Euro­pean coun­tries and its ex­tended econ­omy sup­ports over 500,000 Euro­pean jobs. The two data cen­tres will open in 2017. pre-re­lease be­tas of iOS 9 to the public be­fore it ships that it­er­a­tion of the soft­ware.

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