According to MacRumors and an article from KTVZ it has been confirmed that Apple has purchased land in Oregon to open up a large new data center
KTVZ’s article states:
Tech giant Apple Inc. confirmed Tuesday to NewsChannel 21 that it plans to build a data center at a 160-acre parcel in Prineville it just bought from Crook County for $5.6 million, a stone’s throw from the huge facility built by Facebook.
Apple has reportedly purchased the 160-acre parcel of land for $5.6 million on February 15th, to build their new data center. There new data center location is in the same vicinity as Facebook’s large data centers.
Apple’s primary use for the data center is to help manage and power there iCloud service.