Citing three unnamed sources, the Chinese-language “Hong Kong Economic Times” says — as reported by “Wired” ( that Apple is planning to open a data center in Hong Kong.

This would be Apple’s first data center outside the U.S. Currently, the company serves up iCloud and other online services from massive computing facilities in Cupertino, California, at its headquarters; Newark, California, just north of Cupertino; and Maiden, North Carolina. It’s also developing additional facilities in Prineville, Oregon, and Reno, Nevada.