Reportedly, Apple is increasing the size of its still-unfinished data center in Norh Carolina. Some people say it’s for Apple’s upcoming streaming music service, but I highly doubt it. Music providers won’t even allow Apple to make longer previews, so streaming music seems like a stretch at this point. I’m willing to bet that it’s for one of (or all of) three things:
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- Ping. If it ever gets bigger, Apple will need an infrastructure big enough to handle it.
- Apple TV. Apple needs the servers for Apple TV’s streaming service.
- Mac App Store. iOS apps are mostly small in size, whereas Mac OS X apps are not. Apple needs power to handle numerous simultaneous downloads of possibly large files, especially if giants like Autodesk and Adobe ever make it into the Mac App Store.
Awesome, so we don’t have to wait until Lion comes out in Summer of 2011.
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