Apple's R&D Center in Herzliya, Israel.

The State of Israel (Hebrew: יִשְׂרָאֵל‎; Arabic: إِسْرَائِيل‎), commonly known as Israel, is a country on the Eastern Mediterranean coast of Middle East and the northern shore of the Red Sea. The capital and largest city is Jerusalem.

Statistics

The land area of Israel is 21,497 km2. As of 2020, the population is estimated to be 8,675,475, including the Golan Heights, making it the 98th most populous country in the world. [1]

Apple in Israel

Apple Senior VP Johny Srouji and Reuven Rivlin, the president of Israel.

Apple's Senior Vice President of Hardware Technologies Johny Srouji, who joined Apple Inc. in 2008, is from the coastal city of Haifa, where the company maintains an office.[2][3]

In January 2012, Apple acquired Israeli firm Anobit to bring fabless flash memory design into the company. In November 2013, Apple confirmed that it was acquiring PrimeSense, an Israeli 3D sensor design company that developed Kinect for Microsoft.[3]

Srouji (2nd from left) and Apple CEO Tim Cook (far right) at the R&D facility.

Apple leased a site in Herzliya for its new Israeli headquarters.[3] The research and development center was inaugurated in February 2015 and became Apple's second largest facility in the world.[4]

Apple has not yet opened a retail store in Israel as its most recent negotiations with the developer of the Azrieli Sarona Tower in Tel Aviv broke down in 2019 over terms.[5]

References

  1. Israel. The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved on June 15, 2020.
  2. Johnny from Haifa took Apple by storm. by Sagi Cohen, Ynet News.2014-08-17.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Apple Israel hiring 49 new employees by Tzahi Hoffman, Globes. 2015-02-18.
  4. Tim Cook: Apple’s Herzliya R&D center second-largest in world by David Shamah, The Times of Israel. 2015-02-27.
  5. Apple reportedly abandons plans for Apple Store in Israel as mall owners reject terms by Ben Lovejoy, 9to5Mac. 2019-04-01.

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