Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > MacRumors.com News Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old May 16, 2013, 04:57 PM   #1
MacRumors
macrumors bot
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Tim Cook Shares Details About New 'Made in USA' Mac Model




In his interview with Politico earlier today, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared some additional details about the new Mac model that will be manufactured in the United States when it is announced later this year.

Cook said that not only will the machine be assembled in the U.S., many of the components will be sourced from suppliers in the country as well.
Quote:
And Cook is also promoting a $100 million investment in domestic manufacturing, where the company will begin producing a new version of a current Mac product later this year.

"We're going very deep in this project," Cook said, noting that not only will the final product be manufactured in the U.S., but so will many of its components. Arizona, Texas, Illinois, Florida and Kentucky are among the states he mentioned as having parts and assembly located.
Cook announced in an interview with Brian Williams last year that an existing Mac line would be manufactured exclusively in the U.S. beginning in 2013.

Speculation had pointed to the Mac Pro, which is due for a significant update, though DigiTimes claimed it was Mac Mini production that would come back from overseas.

Article Link: Tim Cook Shares Details About New 'Made in USA' Mac Model
MacRumors is offline   5 Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2013, 04:58 PM   #2
Coleman2010
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: NYC
Def the Mac Pro.
Coleman2010 is online now   17 Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2013, 05:00 PM   #3
AustinIllini
macrumors Demi-God
 
AustinIllini's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Austin, TX
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coleman2010 View Post
Def the Mac Pro.
Seems most reasonable. The other macs have less traditional bodies. Box machines are made in the US every day.
__________________
Victory ILLINOIS Varsity!
iPhone 6 64GB Space Grey Early 2011 13" MBP iPad Mini Retina 32 GB
AustinIllini is offline   8 Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2013, 05:00 PM   #4
Tankmaze
macrumors 65816
 
Tankmaze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
this is maybe like the first time apple / the ceo would discuss future product.
mac pro is long overdue for an update.
__________________
Check out our game Tank Maze
Tankmaze is online now   8 Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2013, 05:01 PM   #5
Steve.P.JobsFan
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Bowling Green, OH
I know a computer is just a computer, but I may cough up the extra $1000 to go over-budget and buy a Mac Pro if it means a large chunk [if not all] of my money goes into the U.S. economy.
__________________
iPhone | 6 Plus | 128GB | Space Gray | GSM
iPad Air | Black | 32GB | Wi-Fi + LTE
iMac | Core i5 2.7 GHz | 12GB RAM |Radeon 6770 (512MB VRAM)
Apple TV | 3rd Generation
Steve.P.JobsFan is offline   25 Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2013, 05:02 PM   #6
rmwebs
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
So, you heard it direct from the CEO.

No more "What would Steve do?" comments

On a sidenote, Cook's aged massively in the last 12 months!
rmwebs is offline   11 Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2013, 05:03 PM   #7
Furifo
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
If this is the mac pro then I think it is refreshing that Apple is still giving some thought to their pro market rather than focusing solely on their more lucrative iDevice markets.

I would not purchase a mac pro myself as I have no need for one, however, having said that - Here's to the pros - I really hope you guys get your updated mac pro sometime soon.
Furifo is offline   15 Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2013, 05:04 PM   #8
bobbytallant
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve.P.JobsFan View Post
I know a computer is just a computer, but I may cough up the extra $1000 to go over-budget and buy a Mac Pro if it means a large chunk [if not all] of my money goes into the U.S. economy.
My bet is at least 95% of US consumers would not do this.
__________________
rMBP 15"
iPhone 5 Black
bobbytallant is offline   30 Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2013, 05:05 PM   #9
Gav2k
macrumors 601
 
Gav2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
If its made in the u.s they better offer something better than AppleCare!
Gav2k is offline   13 Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2013, 05:08 PM   #10
Porco
macrumors 68000
 
Porco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
How about a Mac Pro Mini?!

(Or Mac Mini Pro!)
__________________
I really wish Apple would use the option key a little more, and the command key a little less.
*soundcloud/fdporco*
Porco is offline   9 Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2013, 05:12 PM   #11
Laird Knox
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by Porco View Post
How about a Mac Pro Mini?!

(Or Mac Mini Pro!)
Mac Mini Maxi?
Laird Knox is offline   13 Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2013, 05:12 PM   #12
Four oF NINE
macrumors 65816
 
Four oF NINE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Soviet Union
This is a positive development. Now we need a made in the US iPhone!
Four oF NINE is offline   8 Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2013, 05:14 PM   #13
thelink
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
The real question we need to be asking is, What would Steve have done?
thelink is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2013, 05:15 PM   #14
Boris A
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by thelink View Post
The real question we need to be asking is, What would Steve have done?
Built a yacht?
Boris A is offline   35 Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2013, 05:23 PM   #15
Internaut
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: All over the place but mostly Somewhere in England
I like it. It is good that the US will retain the skills and manufacturing capability to do this. However, in terms of the money, I'm trying to figure out what advantage this gives Apple. A political advantage perhaps? Technology they can't export to certain countries where Apple equipment is manufactured?
Internaut is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2013, 05:24 PM   #16
herr_neumann
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: San Francisco
Send a message via AIM to herr_neumann
New Pro. Low enough volumes that are highly customized for a crowd not scared to drop the extra cash that having in made here will cost.
herr_neumann is offline   8 Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2013, 05:28 PM   #17
iGrip
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Send a message via ICQ to iGrip Send a message via AIM to iGrip Send a message via MSN to iGrip Send a message via Yahoo to iGrip Send a message via Skype™ to iGrip
Quote:
And Cook is also promoting a $100 million investment in domestic manufacturing, where the company will begin producing a new version of a current Mac product later this year.

This is great news. Kudos Apple!

I hope that they get great PR and that other large companies will follow suit.
iGrip is offline   5 Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2013, 05:29 PM   #18
sulpfiction
macrumors 68020
 
sulpfiction's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Philadelphia Area
Man I miss SJ! Just not the same.
sulpfiction is offline   7 Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2013, 05:29 PM   #19
iGrip
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Send a message via ICQ to iGrip Send a message via AIM to iGrip Send a message via MSN to iGrip Send a message via Yahoo to iGrip Send a message via Skype™ to iGrip
Quote:
Originally Posted by thelink View Post
The real question we need to be asking is, What would Steve have done?
We already know: he said "Those jobs are never coming back".
iGrip is offline   5 Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2013, 05:31 PM   #20
Rogifan
macrumors G3
 
Rogifan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by Four oF NINE View Post
This is a positive development. Now we need a made in the US iPhone!
Why?
__________________
"I have a very optimistic view of individuals. As individuals, people are inherently good. I have a somewhat more pessimistic view of people in groups." -- Steve Jobs , Wired interview
Rogifan is offline   11 Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2013, 05:32 PM   #21
bobenhaus
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by MacRumors View Post
Image


In his interview with Politico earlier today, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared some additional details about the new Mac model that will be manufactured in the United States when it is announced later this year.

Cook said that not only will the machine be assembled in the U.S., many of the components will be sourced from suppliers in the country as well.
Cook announced in an interview with Brian Williams last year that an existing Mac line would be manufactured exclusively in the U.S. beginning in 2013.

Speculation had pointed to the Mac Pro, which is due for a significant update, though DigiTimes claimed it was Mac Mini production that would come back from overseas.

Article Link: Tim Cook Shares Details About New 'Made in USA' Mac Model
It wiill help the American People with jobs but of course the price will be going up on all MAC Pros.
bobenhaus is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2013, 05:34 PM   #22
Some guy
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
"How are you not Steve Jobs?"

Poor Tim, he still has to hear stuff like this.
Some guy is offline   21 Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2013, 05:34 PM   #23
LagunaSol
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
I'm still wishing for the return of the sub-$2000 Power Mac.
LagunaSol is offline   20 Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2013, 05:38 PM   #24
azentropy
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Surprise
The current Mac Pro has enormous margins, so taking a hit to margins by building them in the US would certainly be the safest bet.
azentropy is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2013, 05:40 PM   #25
Boomish69
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: London
Why does Tim look a funny colour? obviously 1 holiday too many..
Boomish69 is offline   1 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > MacRumors.com News Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tim Cook: Apple's Shares 'Undervalued', Expansion of Share Buyback Program 'Shows Confidence' MacRumors iOS Blog Discussion 19 Apr 25, 2014 01:17 PM
Does Tim Cook know about the Mac Mini? apfelmann Mac mini 50 Feb 26, 2014 07:59 PM
Tim Cook Honors Steve Jobs' 59th Birthday: 'Details Matter, It's Worth Waiting to Get It Right' MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 114 Feb 26, 2014 12:58 AM
Tim Cook and Eddy Cue Receive Thousands of Shares of Apple Stock, Cue Nets Over $12M MacRumors Mac Blog Discussion 33 Aug 29, 2013 06:43 AM
Tim Cook Meets with China Mobile to Discuss 'Cooperation', Shares Thoughts on Chinese Markets MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 50 Jan 15, 2013 05:15 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:20 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC