Apple to splash $10bn raisin' American bit barns | 12/13/2018 | Staff
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Apple has said it will spend $10bn on data centres in the US over the next five years, and will set up a new $1bn campus in Texas.

The iGiant announced the plans for the US expansion today, buttering up the administration with promises of 20,000 new jobs in the country by 2023.

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It comes after president Donald Trump criticised the firm for not building in the US, dangling the idea it could pay "zero tax" to ditch Chinese plants.

The new campus, in North Austin, will be 133 acres and create jobs in engineering, R&D, operations, finance, sales and customer support.

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Meanwhile, some $4.5m of the bit barn cash will be spent this year and the next, Apple said.

The firm is already in the process of expanding its data centres in North Carolina, Arizona and Nevada and last year announced it was building a new data centre in Waukee, Iowa, forking out £1.3bn for the work.

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