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Apple will reportedly be bolstering its presence in Israel with a new development center in the Ra'anana Industrial zone, with the facility said to be staffed by former employees of Texas Instruments.

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Apple is expected to open an R&D center in Ra'anana, Israel. | Source: (Google Maps


The Ra'anana facility will be Apple's third in Israel, opening alongside a Haifa development center launched last year and the pre-existing Herzliya facilities of flash memory developer Anobit that Apple acquired roughly a year ago, reports Israeli business news site Globes.

Between 100 and 150 former employees of Texas Instruments will staff the development center. Apple brought on those employees late in 2012, according to the report, after Texas Instruments dismissed them as part of a wider culling of 1,700 workers worldwide.

While the former TI employees are said to have worked largely on short-range communication technologies such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC, the report suggests that Apple will take the new development center in a different stategic direction.
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Interesting. Never thought of Israel as a capital of technological advances. 

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Careful Apple.

You are setting up in a several thousand year old WAR Zone!
 

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Interesting. Never thought of Israel as a capital of technological advances. 

Maybe in concrete buildings.

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Careful Apple.

You are setting up in a several thousand year old WAR Zone!
 

Yeah, this seems like a REALLY weird and potentially costly decision.

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Israel has had a high tech industry for years. Intel has one of their largest operations in Israel.
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Originally Posted by weekilter View Post
Intel has one of their largest operations in Israel.


Indeed. If I remember correctly, Israel is where the codenames Nehalem and Westmere were created. Probably wrong, though.

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Interesting. Never thought of Israel as a capital of technological advances. 

Are you kidding me!? Israel is one of the world's most impressive high-tech hotbeds. After Silicon Valley and Route 128, I am guessing Israel is pretty much where the action is, anywhere in the world.

 

Every major tech firm has a solid presence there, not really for the market (given the very small population), but for the talent and the R&D.

 

Just search using terms such as, say, "Israel and high-tech" or "Israel and IT" and take it from there. You'd be  very surprised.

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Perhaps Apple is getting ready for the Appleocalyse by moving their Mac Pro tanks into position...remember that PowerMac G4 commercial? Bullet-proof and prohibited for sale to certain countries like Libya and Iran? Hmmm...

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Wild guess here... the apostrophe in Ra'anana represents either an "n" or "a" ;)

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Israel, not the US, invented the Iron Dome - world's most advanced anti-missile system. Israel might be the most advanced country in the world technologically on a per-capita basis.

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When I first read this article "expanding operations", my first thought was, those poor people from Palestine.
I wish Apple would not invest in evil countries.
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Israel, not the US, invented the Iron Dome - world's most advanced anti-missile system. Israel might be the most advanced country in the world technologically on a per-capita basis.

And so what?
So they can go on killing innocent people while protecting themselves with impunity.
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Are you kidding me!? Israel is one of the world's most impressive high-tech hotbeds. After Silicon Valley and Route 128, I am guessing Israel is pretty much where the action is, anywhere in the world.

Every major tech firm has a solid presence there, not really for the market (given the very small population), but for the talent and the R&D.

Just search using terms such as, say, "Israel and high-tech" or "Israel and IT" and take it from there. You'd be  very surprised.
Where is your humanity?
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I wish Apple would not invest in evil countries.

Just which saintly good country do you come from that you can judge others?

 

Rhetorical question, I've figured it out from your other posts on Appleinsider.

You're from that large country that hunted its indigenous people right into the middle of the twentieth century, mistreats them and mistreats those seeking asylum.

 

The Forgotten People of Oz

 

It seems your country isn't all that saintly after all, plenty of trouble in your own backyard.

 

Maybe Apple pull out of your evil country?

It'll make for less work by your pricing gouging House Committee enquiry.


Edited by ChiA - 2/11/13 at 1:53am
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Just which saintly good country do you come from that you can judge others?

 

Rhetorical question, I've figured it out from your other posts on Appleinsider.

You're from that large country that hunted its indigenous people right into the middle of the twentieth century, mistreats them and mistreats those seeking asylum.

 

The Forgotten People of Oz

 

It seems your country isn't all that saintly after all, plenty of trouble in your own backyard.

 

Maybe Apple pull out of your evil country?

It'll make for less work by your pricing gouging House Committee enquiry.

Actually I agree with your comments.

That still doesn't mean Apple is right.

And by the way Apple only sells to Australia, via Apple Stores and its distribution network. So I think you need to do some research first before posting.

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And so what?
So they can go on killing innocent people while protecting themselves with impunity.

The situation is not that black and white. They have a billion muslims wishing to wipe them off the face of the earth, and much of what you read is islamic propaganda.

 

No wonder they invest heavily in technology.

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Extracted from http://tinyurl.com/c6kq5vn

Israel, the 100th smallest country, with less than 1/1000th of the world's population, can make claim to the following:

With more than 3,000 high-tech companies and start-ups, Israel has the highest concentration of hi-tech companies in the world (apart from the Silicon Valley).

Israel leads the world in the number of scientists and technicians in the workforce, with 145 per 10,000, as opposed to 85 in the U.S., over 70 in Japan, and less than 60 in Germany. With over 25% of its work force employed in technical professions. Israel places first in this category as well.

The cell phone was developed in Israel by Motorola, which has its largest development center in Israel.

Israel produces more scientific papers per capita than any other nation by a large margin -109 per 10,000 people - as well as one of the highest per capita rates of patents filed.

In proportion to its population, Israel has the largest number of startup companies in the world. In absolute terms, Israel has the largest number of startup companies than any other country in the world, except the US (3,500 companies mostly in hi-tech).

Most of the Windows NT operating system was developed by Microsoft-Israel.

The Pentium MMX Chip technology was designed in Israel at Intel.

Voice mail technology was developed in Israel.

Both Microsoft and Cisco built their only R&D facilities outside the US in Israel.
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Extracted from http://tinyurl.com/c6kq5vn

Israel, the 100th smallest country, with less than 1/1000th of the world's population, can make claim to the following:

With more than 3,000 high-tech companies and start-ups, Israel has the highest concentration of hi-tech companies in the world (apart from the Silicon Valley).

Israel leads the world in the number of scientists and technicians in the workforce, with 145 per 10,000, as opposed to 85 in the U.S., over 70 in Japan, and less than 60 in Germany. With over 25% of its work force employed in technical professions. Israel places first in this category as well.

The cell phone was developed in Israel by Motorola, which has its largest development center in Israel.

Israel produces more scientific papers per capita than any other nation by a large margin -109 per 10,000 people - as well as one of the highest per capita rates of patents filed.

In proportion to its population, Israel has the largest number of startup companies in the world. In absolute terms, Israel has the largest number of startup companies than any other country in the world, except the US (3,500 companies mostly in hi-tech).

Most of the Windows NT operating system was developed by Microsoft-Israel.

The Pentium MMX Chip technology was designed in Israel at Intel.

Voice mail technology was developed in Israel.

Both Microsoft and Cisco built their only R&D facilities outside the US in Israel.

 

Bingo.

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Originally Posted by hfts View Post

When I first read this article "expanding operations", my first thought was, those poor people from Palestine.
I wish Apple would not invest in evil countries.

 

There are well over 1 million Muslims - Palestinians - in Israel. It'd be nice to give them a chance to work for another Hi-Tech company, no? After all, few companies would currently risk setting up operations in the surrounding Muslim countries where standards of education and infrastrructure are so much worse. The reasons why Palestinians living in Israel don't move out is because it's better in than out! Have you seen what's happening in Lebanon, Egypt and Syria recently? What company in their right minds would invest further in any of those countries at the moment?

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Originally Posted by hfts View Post

Actually I agree with your comments.

That still doesn't mean Apple is right.

And by the way Apple only sells to Australia, via Apple Stores and its distribution network. So I think you need to do some research first before posting.

Are you suggesting Apple hasn't invested in Australia with the 1500 staff it employs there, the construction and running of the Apple Stores and other associated facilities?

 

After all, Apple products can be sold in a country without it being directly present, as is the case with many countries in Africa for example, where there are official distributors and resellers but no Apple office or store.

 

I have done some research, here's something to help you with yours:

 

http://delimiter.com.au/2012/01/24/4-88bn-baby-apple-australias-licence-to-print-money/

 

And if you agree with my comments, then by logic, the best thing will be for Apple to withdraw from doing any business in Israel and Australia.

 

But then, with such a high moral bar, Apple will have no choice but to close down, every country has its skeletons in the cupboard and unsavoury aspects and history.

 

Unless Apple's investment goes directly into the persecution of others, I do not see what the big fuss is about Apple investing in Israel or Australia.

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Originally Posted by xtacee1990 View Post

Interesting. Never thought of Israel as a capital of technological advances. 

Really? Perhaps you don't know much about a lot of things in your tender age of 23.

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Originally Posted by hfts View Post

When I first read this article "expanding operations", my first thought was, those poor people from Palestine.
I wish Apple would not invest in evil countries.

In my opinion, you are evil. I wish Apple would not sell their gadgets to evil people.

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Great, does this need moved to PO, too? 1oyvey.gif

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There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already f*ed.

 

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post #26 of 49
See, Apple IS doing something with all of that overseas cash. Does that mean that lawsuit can be dropped now?
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And so what?
So they can go on killing innocent people while protecting themselves with impunity.

Really? Please take your political rants elsewhere.
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Originally Posted by nethawk7 View Post

Extracted from http://tinyurl.com/c6kq5vn

Israel, the 100th smallest country, with less than 1/1000th of the world's population, can make claim to the following:

With more than 3,000 high-tech companies and start-ups, Israel has the highest concentration of hi-tech companies in the world (apart from the Silicon Valley).

Israel leads the world in the number of scientists and technicians in the workforce, with 145 per 10,000, as opposed to 85 in the U.S., over 70 in Japan, and less than 60 in Germany. With over 25% of its work force employed in technical professions. Israel places first in this category as well.

The cell phone was developed in Israel by Motorola, which has its largest development center in Israel.

Israel produces more scientific papers per capita than any other nation by a large margin -109 per 10,000 people - as well as one of the highest per capita rates of patents filed.

In proportion to its population, Israel has the largest number of startup companies in the world. In absolute terms, Israel has the largest number of startup companies than any other country in the world, except the US (3,500 companies mostly in hi-tech).

Most of the Windows NT operating system was developed by Microsoft-Israel.

The Pentium MMX Chip technology was designed in Israel at Intel.

Voice mail technology was developed in Israel.

Both Microsoft and Cisco built their only R&D facilities outside the US in Israel.

Pretty impressive list. I had no idea.
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Originally Posted by ChiA View Post

Are you suggesting Apple hasn't invested in Australia with the 1500 staff it employs there, the construction and running of the Apple Stores and other associated facilities?

After all, Apple products can be sold in a country without it being directly present, as is the case with many countries in Africa for example, where there are official distributors and resellers but no Apple office or store.

I have done some research, here's something to help you with yours:

http://delimiter.com.au/2012/01/24/4-88bn-baby-apple-australias-licence-to-print-money/

And if you agree with my comments, then by logic, the best thing will be for Apple to withdraw from doing any business in Israel and Australia.

But then, with such a high moral bar, Apple will have no choice but to close down, every country has its skeletons in the cupboard and unsavoury aspects and history.

Unless Apple's investment goes directly into the persecution of others, I do not see what the big fuss is about Apple investing in Israel or Australia.

Let me clarify, I agree with your comments on the persecution of the indigenous people in Australia, that I agree on fully.
Building a retail store is not an investment in the technological advancement of the industry in Australia, it's just a shop to sell stuff.
Apple took the moral high ground in China, where they take advantage of low wages and no so stringent working conditions as we have and expect in the West.
Just like ripping us of with prices, why can't they be different?
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Great, does this need moved to PO, too? 1oyvey.gif

My post to post 16 has been removed.
May I ask why?
He has advocated the murder of people and his post stays and mine doesn't.
He has a history of posting nothing but drivel, yet he stays on as some sort of "comedy relief".
You moderators have strange rules.
Edited by hfts - 2/11/13 at 12:56pm
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The situation is not that black and white. They have a billion muslims wishing to wipe them off the face of the earth, and much of what you read is islamic propaganda.

No wonder they invest heavily in technology.

I don't read propaganda.
There are not a billion Muslims trying to wipe them out.
Every country has a right to defend themselves, only when they use disproportionate methods does it become wrong. Israel has done this many times.
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Really? Please take your political rants elsewhere.

My rants make far more sense then all your posts have ever done.
Don't tell me what to do okay.
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Originally Posted by hfts View Post
My post to post 16 has been removed.
May I ask why?

 

Apologies. It was in reply to a post that I had intended to remove for content but had apparently missed. The original is gone now.

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There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already f*ed.

 

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Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already f*ed.

 

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post #34 of 49

Note: Let's go back to talking about technology and what this new plant might mean for Apple. Let's talk about categories of recent innovations out of Israel and what that might mean for Apple. 

 

If there's nothing to be said in that regard, please don't post any more about the fact that this part of the world tends to not like itself very much.

Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already f*ed.

 

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Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already f*ed.

 

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post #35 of 49
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Where is your humanity?
Hang on I know you, forget what I just asked for.

WTF?! 1rolleyes.gif

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Originally Posted by hfts View Post

Building a retail store is not an investment in the technological advancement of the industry in Australia, it's just a shop to sell stuff.
Apple took the moral high ground in China, where they take advantage of low wages and no so stringent working conditions as we have and expect in the West.
Just like ripping us of with prices, why can't they be different?

 

Your original grumble was about Apple investing in the country, not the nature of the investment.

As for China, it's all relative, Apple and its contractors pay higher than average compared to other workers in the region.

There may well be aspects of Australia which the Chinese may find disdainful, I'll wager you'd be amongst the first to protest should China start dictating to Australia what to do.

 

As for being ripped off with pricing, if you don't like the price, don't buy!  Nobody is forced into buying Apple product, if the price is wrong, either the company adjusts or goes out of business.

 

Putting aside the politics, it makes sense for Apple to make the technological investment in regions who have the able, skilled people with the environment and track record for technology research and progress. 

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Note: Let's go back to talking about technology and what this new plant might mean for Apple. Let's talk about categories of recent innovations out of Israel and what that might mean for Apple. 

 

If there's nothing to be said in that regard, please don't post any more about the fact that this part of the world tends to not like itself very much.

Yes you're right. I much prefer it when technology blogs stick to technology and the benefits it can bring to people. I shouldn't of let myself get sucked into the politics of the region by an angry person, I apologize (also noticed you removed my post - understandable). Its just that I've met many good and talented people over there that don't deserve to be judged so harshly...peace y'all!

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Your original grumble was about Apple investing in the country, not the nature of the investment.

As for China, it's all relative, Apple and its contractors pay higher than average compared to other workers in the region.

There may well be aspects of Australia which the Chinese may find disdainful, I'll wager you'd be amongst the first to protest should China start dictating to Australia what to do.

 

As for being ripped off with pricing, if you don't like the price, don't buy!  Nobody is forced into buying Apple product, if the price is wrong, either the company adjusts or goes out of business.

 

Putting aside the politics, it makes sense for Apple to make the technological investment in regions who have the able, skilled people with the environment and track record for technology research and progress. 

 

Can you start a conversation without being insulting ? "Grumble" and "Don't like the price, don't buy".

How about thinking for a change, how can I purchase Apple products elsewhere ?

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Note: Let's go back to talking about technology and what this new plant might mean for Apple. Let's talk about categories of recent innovations out of Israel and what that might mean for Apple. 

 

If there's nothing to be said in that regard, please don't post any more about the fact that this part of the world tends to not like itself very much.

 

Yes I will but immediatley after you posted the above, I get a WTF from a poster.

So I will stop when they stop, is that okay with you ?

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Apologies. It was in reply to a post that I had intended to remove for content but had apparently missed. The original is gone now.

 

Thats okay, thanks for replying without insults, unlike so many here.

Has he been warned about his disgusting post to me ?

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