Skip to comments.Apple CEO Tim Cook announces plans to manufacture Mac computers in USA
Posted on 12/06/2012 7:26:06 AM PST by ruralvoter
Weve been working for years on doing more and more in the United States, Cook told Williams. It was Cooks first interview since taking over from his visionary former boss, Steve Jobs, who resigned due to health reasons in August 2011. Jobs died on October 5, 2011, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
The announcement could be good news for a country that has been struggling with an unemployment rate of around 8 percent for some time and has been bleeding good-paying factory jobs to lower-wage nations such as China.
Cook, who joined Apple in 1998, said he believes its important to bring more jobs to the United States. Apple would not reveal where exactly the Macs will be manufactured.
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I hope they can build some machines here in the US. However, I am afraid the Democrats will make them sorry they ever tried.
MADE IN AMERICA PING!!!
The natural (and/or man-made) disasters in Asia over the last several years have underscored the dangers of relying on single geographic location for manufacturing. Even if it is less cost-efficient shift some production back to the US, it generates goodwill and minimizes the geographic risk.
LMAO! So the cost of Apple products will increase (unions) while the average household’s discretionary budget decreases.
I’m not all for the idea of “slave labor” in China, but I think we can all guess how this is going to end up.
I will be real surprised if Apple assembles in California.
translation: Please, Mr. President, DON’T put us on your list of Unpatriotic Parasite Employers when you launch your National Vilification Tour this Spring.
Texas would be my guess. They’ll need to go to a right to work state which is odd considering the left wing nut job politics of Apple execs.
A victory for our team.
I guarantee you those computers will not be made in California or NY.
Maybe they can hire all the old Hostess union staff? /s
In RIGHT TO WORK states only, and the ones that have OPTED out of Obamacare Exchanges, that alone should be their motivating factor in choosing a site.
Time to sell Apple stock. USA thug unions and Obama will bleed the company to death.
Good news, but isn’t the Mac probably a declining portion of their business?
Year-over-year sales are up, but it’s probably a smaller percentage of their business due to the larger increases in MacBook, iPhone, and iPad sales.
I lived in Austin from 1992 to 2000. Lived near the arboretum, which at the time, was a very conservative part. I remember Pflugerville, Round Rock and Leander as being conservative areas. Clarksville and downtown as libtardville.
Exactly, their already overpriced products can only get more expensive with this move. Doesn’t seem like a sound business decision to me.
It’s capitulation to those limp-wristed dolts who complain about working conditions for Foxconn factory workers. They kvetch about working conditions, but they don’t realize that there are legions of Chinese people waiting for job openings at those plants. You get a few to commit suicide on the campus to make some political point, but Foxconn brings in new recruits the next day to replace them. Isn’t capitalism grand?
Putting factories to work in the US would require minimum workplace safety standards, 8 hour days, likely union thuggery, health benefits, etc. The cost of production would SKYROCKET compared to the labor costs of doing the same thing in China or Mexico. These limp-wristers just don’t understand how supply/demand and production cost works.
I doubt it will be a high tax state like California. The price would quadruple. They better sharpen their pencils.
This may just be a PR stunt.
Texas, OK or NC for sure...
If they do, I'll buy one.
It's a CA company...The profits go back to CA as they should. If they build manufacturing in your state, and create some jobs, that is a plus for you.
I have read where it is nearly impossible to acquire an Apple product in Argentina because Apple rejected the Fernandez’ regime’s demands that they start making them there. So they have retaliated with tariffs, rules and regulations that keep Apple off the shelves.
But we are the world’s #1 market. If Obama chose to replicate this policy they’d be SCROOOOOOD (and apparently they must believe he’s thinking about it)
Just imagine all the taxes they would pay on equipment purchased to be used in California. All the income taxes and cost of living for employees to bring salaries to a normal level. All the business taxes and sales taxes California charges.
Apple survives on high margins. Those would disappear and so would apple.
One of the points made in the article, is that the U.S. is not turning out enough engineers compared to China. To make a difference, you need to build where smart workers are being produced, preferably near big university campuses. That's a big reason why Silicon Valley was successful in California (unti liberals ruined the state). So you don't just build where salaries are low.
Apple has footprints in Texas, Kentucky, NC and a few other states. Texas is probably the best bet for a Mac plant.
Once again, it’s a CA company...The profits go back to CA as they should. If they build manufacturing in your state, and create some jobs, that is a plus for you. No?
All I would see is a doubled price to subsidize Crapifornia.