Apple's New Seattle Office Could be its New Cloud Hub

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Apple is opening an engineering office in the north-west of the US, Seattle to be exact. A city that just happens to be home to Microsoft and Amazon, too.

The Seattle Times reports — and and Apple spokesman confirms — that the company has recently opened an office which is working on network infrastructure. The report speculates that this "may be just what Apple needs to accelerate its cloud offerings and narrow the gap with leading cloud services, which were largely built in Seattle."

If accurate, that would be no bad thing: goodness knows Apple's recent cloud offerings haven't performed too well. It may, of course, also be a good way to tap into talent that may otherwise head to its rivals. [Seattle Times]

[Top image credit: Seattle skyline, edited from Wikimedia Commons/Rattlhed]