Oregon contributed to new Apple devices

Oregon contributed to new Apple devices

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.