Oregon contributed to new Apple devices

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Apple's new iPads, desktops and laptops have parts designed and made in Oregon, and the Portland area.

The new MacBook Pro runs on Intel’s Haswell processor, a hyper-efficient chip that Apple said will extend the new MacBook’s battery life to 9 hours. Haswell’s development was overseen in Hillsboro by Intel vice president Rani Borkar.

Apple announced upgrades to its iWork suite of office software, and made that software free for anyone buying a new Mac, iPhone or iPad. The underlying software was developed, in part, by a highly secretive team that works in Apple’s small office in downtown Vancouver. The facility originated with Apple’s defunct ClarisWorks and AppleWorks software, which evolved into iWork.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

 

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