Not many know, but Apple's Ireland they are among the most important for the company outside Cupertino (California, USA). Today, the newspaper Irish Examiner published an interesting article outlining the company's performance in the country.
Apple has great partnerships with Foxconns and Quantas da Vida to manufacture its products, but in Ireland more precisely in Hollyhill, Cork it has its own factory specialized in the assembly of iMacs.
Check out some images (unfortunately they are not in Retina resolution):
And a photo of Apple's headquarters in Europe also in Hollyhill, Cork, which we show in detail even in 2014:
Apple started operations in Ireland three decades ago, with 60 employees and under the command of Steve Jobs and Mike Markkula. Today there are more than 4,000 people, covering areas such as sales support, distribution, customer service, maps and manufacturing. She is Cork's largest employer, with more than 100 million euros (almost R $ 350 million) invested in the city since 2009.
Ireland with Denmark will soon also receive a new data center from Apple.
Despite all this, believe it or not, Apple still doesn't have any official stores in Ireland. It is even one of the few European countries that still needs to receive an Apple Retail Store.
(via Patently Apple)