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Old Jun 13, 2013, 09:49 AM   #1
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Apple's Mac Pro to Be Assembled by Flextronics in Fort Worth, Texas?




Last December, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that Apple would be bringing some Mac production back to the United States. He offered more details on the effort last month, and earlier this week the company announced that its radically redesigned Mac Pro coming later this year will be the product line assembled in the U.S.

Apple had been presumed to be working with current manufacturing partner Foxconn on the U.S. production, but KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told Taiwan's Economic Daily News [Google translation, via Mac Otakara] that Apple will actually be partnering with Flextronics for the new Mac Pro.

Last week, we received an unconfirmed tip making a similar claim about Flextronics' role in the "Made in the USA" Mac, with the source alleging that Flextronics will be assembling the product at its new facility in Texas. That claim is line with Tim Cook's disclosure during a Senate hearing on Apple's tax practices last month that the product would be assembled in the state.

Flextronics' new Texas facilities are housed in a 450,000 square foot building in Fort Worth formerly used by Nokia. Flextronics will be using the site for production of Motorola's Moto X smartphone, but our source indicated that Apple's production will also take place there.

Apple's new Mac Pro will be launching later this year, but Apple has yet to reveal pricing or a more specific launch timeframe following Monday's "sneak peek" at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote.

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Old Jun 13, 2013, 09:51 AM   #2
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Old Jun 13, 2013, 09:52 AM   #3
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Old Jun 13, 2013, 09:56 AM   #4
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I thought it was being made by Rubbermaid or Tuberware.

(You see, I made a trashcan joke there... ha...ha... ok, that's joke's old already.)

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Old Jun 13, 2013, 09:57 AM   #5
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How Much ?

What is a Good, Educated Guess, on what the entry level model will cost?
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Old Jun 13, 2013, 09:57 AM   #6
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Wonder how much this will cost outside U.S.
Hopefully the same plus minus currency.
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Old Jun 13, 2013, 09:57 AM   #7
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This is great. More stuff needs to be made in North America. We need more manufacturing and assembly jobs!!
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Old Jun 13, 2013, 09:58 AM   #8
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Looks like a jet turbine here. A lot better than a trash can, RDD2, champagne bucket... (did I miss any?)
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Old Jun 13, 2013, 10:00 AM   #9
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What is a Good, Educated Guess, on what the entry level model will cost?
I'm guessing 10-20% up on the current model, Apple don't tend to hike the price of new models considerably higher than the previous ones
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Old Jun 13, 2013, 10:00 AM   #10
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Made in the USA, sure. Made by an American? No. Made by an automated robot. The level of automation for this has to be above their typical products, otherwise there's no way it'd be made in the USA.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9L5KWIrG1vY
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What % is Assembled of components made overseas?


PCB assembly is not expensive as it is highly automated.
Case, could be overseas.
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Old Jun 13, 2013, 10:01 AM   #12
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Later this year ... meaning the end of December...
...and it will costs 3X more because of being built in the USA

EDIT: only 2X more, since it will be made by robots
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Bigger in Texas

I thought everything was bigger in Texas..
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I thought it was being made by Rubbermade or Tuberware.

(You see, I made a trashcan joke there... ha...ha... ok, that's joke's old already.)
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What % is Assembled of components made overseas?
Likely all of it. The US plant is only for assembly.
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This is great. More stuff needs to be made in North America. We need more manufacturing and assembly jobs!!
Few jobs. How many people do you think it takes to make one of these? A tiny fraction of a person. It's mostly robots. That's why it's in the USA, otherwise labour costs would be too high.
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Apple makes a big deal about it (made in USA); they probably hire a hundred people to assemble the products.
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I think that is a good decision by Apple more companies need to build their products in their own countries instead of using cheap eastern labour.

Got to be good for your own economy to create jobs & work plus bet the build quality will be higher !
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Why Texas? Because there is no state income tax. Companies move there all the time because of less burden by the government.
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Looks like a jet turbine here. A lot better than a trash can, RDD2, champagne bucket... (did I miss any?)
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Flextronics' new Texas facilities are housed in a 450,000 square foot building in Fort Worth formerly used by Nokia. Flextronics will be using the site for production of Motorola's Moto X smartphone, but our source indicated that Apple's production will also take place there.
Why would Apple willingly co-locate a production facility with Google? Did they learn nothing from having a mole in their boardroom?
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Here's the address of the facility.

5650 Alliance Gateway Fwy‎
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This is great. More stuff needs to be made in North America. We need more manufacturing and assembly jobs!!
Why should I pay more for goods when it can be built overseas cheaper? Why do you think the answer is to artificially prop up the labour market in ways that the economy doesn't support? Market forces are best left to do their thing unless intervention is absolutely necessary.

Edit: Should make it clear that i'm talking about the broader manufacturing sector and government intervention. Not private decisions made by companies. I'm not saying that there's anything wrong with Apple building the mac pro in the US. They've clearly worked out that the NPV from either an economic or publicity standpoint is worth it for a low volume and highly specialised product line.

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