Up until today, if you looked for Apple’s billion dollar data center in North Carolina on Google Maps, you could not find it. The location was there but it just showed some farmlands and nothing much around.

Things have changed. As of now, you can see Apple’s North Carolina data center on Google Maps, and it seems to be one of the latest satellite images of it. So why didn’t this data center show up on Google Maps before?

You know there is a meaning behind everything Apple does. It’s all about marketing.

Apple surprised everyone yesterday by unveiling its new iCloud service prior to the WWDC event, generating a massive buzz for the new cloud offering. And now, to keep the buzz buzzing, they asked Google to lift the curtain that was making the data center not visible on Google Maps. It’s subtle. It’s classy. It’s Apple.

At this point, it seems that the two questions remaining are: what, and how much? What will iCloud entail? How much will this service cost? Two questions that will find answers next Monday.

In the meantime, you may click here to see Apple’s data center on Google Maps.

  • Artkin

    *North Carolina

  • NC

    NC*

  • soccerkrzy

    No, even still today if you try to look for it in South Carolina, you will NOT find it. It is located on NORTH Carolina…

    Near me actually.

  • Jj

    Coincidence only

  • Ron

    Not much parking space there – must be run by about 10 employees max.

    • Jeff

      I can clearly see at least 100 parking spots…..

      • Greensprout

        I work in a Data Center, granted not a company as big as Apple but you don’t need that many staff/parking spots to look after some servers.

        The company I work for turns over £1bn/annum and has 132k employees.

  • north

    obviously Google doesn’t pay for hourly satellite imagery.
    Hell my house just made it online a year ago, and it was built in 2007

    Free products mean old data vintages. Google only has order to block US GOV/ACE and US ARMY secret locations

    • Danielcg

      And Waldo.