Apple's New Mac Pro to Be Made in U.S.
Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) may be one of the first large U.S. companies to follow Trump's urge to move production from China back home as it has just announced that its new Mac Pro will soon launch production in Austin, Texas.
The announcement came after just a few months ago Apple planned to move its Mac Pro production to Shanghai, as reported by the Wall Street Journal. However, on Monday, Apple announced the new generation of Mac Pro will be made at home and include components designed, developed, and manufactured by more than a dozen American companies. Suppliers are available in eight states, including Arizona, Maine, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Vermont.
The Austin facility has been manufacturing Mac Pros, positioned as a high-end product, since 2013.
President Donald Trump has called on Apple and other American companies to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States.
His recent tweet stated: "Apple prices may increase because of the massive Tariffs we may be imposing on China, but there is an easy solution where there would be ZERO tax, and indeed a tax incentive. Make your products in the United States instead of China. Start building new plants now."
Last month, Trump tweeted he orders U.S. companies to "immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing your companies HOME and making your products in the USA."
In a letter to the USTR, Apple predicted that its direct contribution to the U.S. economy would reach $350 billion by 2023. "The Mac Pro is Apple's most powerful computer ever," Tim Cook said. "We believe deeply in the power of American innovation."
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