How much water do Apple’s thirsty online services need?

How thirsty is your Apple Music collection? How much water gets used up when you send an email through iCloud? Not a great deal, but the truth is the data centers that drive services like these are incredibly thirsty creatures.

Drop by drop

Every online photo, all those Apple Maps requests, Siri interrogations, FaceTime chats, Apps downloads and iMessage exchanges all use drops of water.

In most cases the data servers enabling all these Apple services are kept cool by pumping water through the systems.

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