A few weeks ago an amazing piece of information was published – Apple, the giant corporation, is considering the option of building a development center in Israel. If this initiative will eventually take place, it would be the first Apple’s hardware development center outside of the USA.
As you probably know, Apple is a giant groundbreaking corporation. It is the leader of the world hi-tech market. A lot of other hi-tech companies copy Apple’s inventions, like the iPhone, iPod, iPad and many more. The great mind and the brilliant CFO of the company, Steve Jobs RIP, passed away in October 2011. Since Jobs died, Apple desperately seeks renewal. It tries to invent new exciting products. After all, this is the greatness of Apple. Therefore Apple is going to build a new development center in Israel.
The Israeli development center will concentrate in flash technologies. If the center would be build, it will be located in the industrial center in south Haifa, next to other large hi-tech companies. A big question concerning the development center is – of all places, why Israel?
There are a lot of considerations where to build that kind of center – human resources, cheap labor force, closeness to their home country and many more. Israel doesn’t have infinite human resources, the employees’ salary is much higher than in a lot of other countries, and it’s on the other side of the world. So, why does Apple think of Israel as the right place for a development center?
Israel is a world leader in flash technologies. A lot of important inventions came out of this country, like the disk-on-key (USB flash drive) that almost all of us carry in our pockets. Also, after Steve Jobs passed away, Apple had to find a new mind that can invent and develop products as quick as possible. Another reason for establishing the development center in Israel is because other companies like Intel, Microsoft, IBM, Google and Yahoo already have development centers in Israel. Apples’ emergence in the Israeli hi-tech market will encourage the competition among those companies.
As I see it, this is a win-win situation that both sides – Apple and Israel can benefit from. If eventually the development center will be built, it would supply thousands of Israeli hi-tech workers with new job opportunities, foreign money will get into the Israeli economy, other companies (hi-tech and others) will be inspired to open their own factories and development centers in Israel, and also, the first Apple hardware development center outside of the USA in Israel means a lot of honor and respect to Israel as a major participant in the world of technology.
Report (video from infolivetvenglish on youtube.com)