The newspaper’s sources reveal that Apple’s R&D offices will be located at 90 Hills Road, a piece of real estate ranked as Grade A office space in Cambridge. Apple will reportedly start with about 20 employees, but the space allows for up to 40 in total.
Apple will join other companies such as Qualcomm, Huawei, and Microsoft, all of whom have plans to scale up operations in the city. Apple’s arrival could prove transformational for the city, as it will emphasize “the rising kudos of Cambridge in Silicon Valley.”
Cambridge is the home of more than 1,000 tech companies that have established offices there since 1998.
As it turns out, the UK government has been working hard to convince Apple to open up operations in Britain.
Apple’s investment in research and development has noticeably increased lately, as the iPhone maker is tapping new markets such as wearables with the Apple Watch, a yet unreleased but officially presented product.
Another huge step taken by Apple was the launch of Apple Pay, the company’s solution for mobile payments, which has already caused fierce debate within the industry. Apple is also said to be working on a 13-inch iPad Pro device, and let’s not forget that Tim Cook said the television experience is stuck in the seventies.