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The new campus of Apple – the Cupertino-based iPhone making giant – has left several California tree buyers scrambling, according to the report in the San Francisco Chronicle on Thursday. As per the report by the newspaper “the Chronicle”, the architects – as part of the project – have cleared the west coast for what they hope will ultimately be 469 trees.

Apple focusing on its environment-related aims

The newspaper reported on the urban garden that is perched on top of a new transit center in the Bay Area. However, according to the chronicle, the new campus of the iPhone making giant requires around 3000 trees. The new campus of the tech giant is a large building which looks like a spaceship and is estimated to cost billions.

The report by CNBC notes that the architect and contractor of the park have had to develop a strategy to keep their desired trees from being snapped by the Silicon Valley giant, which is why they market them with a locking yellow tag. In the past couple of years, the Cupertino-based iPhone maker has been on an environmental bent. The tech giant has promised to get more of its supply chain to prevent pollution and avoid conflict minerals. As part of the Nature Conservancy, the tech giant owns two forests – one in North Carolina and the other in northern Maine.

Apple considering teaming up with Foxconn for investment in Toshiba

The Cupertino-based smartphone maker is reportedly considering partnering with its supplier Foxconn to make a multi-billion dollar investment in the semiconductor business/chip unit of Toshiba, according to the Friday report of public broadcaster NHK.

The tech company, according to the reports by NHK that cites an anonymous source, is considering investing at least several billion dollars to buy a share of more than 20% in a plan that would have let Toshiba keep a partial stake in the business under Japanese and the U.S. control. The report said that the proposal is for diminishing the concerns of the Japanese government over any transfer of sensitive technology to investors that it deems a risk to national security.

The iPhone maker was not immediately available to comment. The Taiwan-based supplier “Foxconn,” which was formerly called Hon Hai Precision Industry, refused to comment on the matter. Previously, the sources have informed that the Japan-based company has shortened the field of bidders for its chip unit to just four companies. These companies are Foxconn, the world’s largest contract electronics maker; Silver Lake Partners; Western Digital and South Korean chip maker SK Hynix.

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