Apple Bringing Some Mac Production Back to U.S. in 2013

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    NBC reports that Apple CEO Tim Cook will announce during an interview airing on Rock Center tonight that the company is bringing some Mac production back to the United States.
    Cook has more to say about the effort in a lengthy interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, noting that Apple is spending about $100 million on the effort.
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    Cook also addresses several of the challenges Apple faces in bringing production back to the United States, pointing out once again that the educational system is not producing the expertise needed for major manufacturing in consumer electronics, but he hopes that Apple's effort can help spur progress in that area.

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    Tryna save AAPL from the sell off thats going on. Will it work though?
     
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    interesting, i think the production will be made by machines at least.
     
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    I wonder how much of this is to have tighter control on supply chain leaks (i.e. There weren't any pics of the new iMac prior to reveal).
     
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    I doubt we'll ever see iOS products manufactured in the USA. Apple generally does as much as they can to hide leaks (never works), but if manufacturing was brought to the States, it would make it that much more difficult.
     
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    It would have to be a smaller scale product, if it were exclusively manufactured in the US, so I'm guessing Mac Pro.
     
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    I applaud the effort. To be honest, I feel that $100m is a drop in the bucket, but here's to hoping that number increases over time and creates even more jobs.
     
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    I bet that once you weigh up the training, the language barriers, the shipping, the return shipping, etc. etc. etc., the production is marginally cheaper in China. And it is probably too far away for tight quality control from the top execs. in the company.

    Most likely, but I bet it could also be the iMacs.
     
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    yep. new Mac Pros. Doesn't matter if they're super cheap, so they can be manufactured in the US.
     
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    iMacs

    As we´ve all seen, some of the current crop of new iMacs have been assembled in USA so it is very probable that the iMac is the line that will be produced in the U.S.
     
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    With all the shenanigans China pulls, I'm glad at least some companies are finally waking up and getting smart with their businesses!
     
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    i wonder if i will able to see this interview in the UK :confused::confused:
     
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    Very good.
    Should open up a few more much-needed jobs here.
     
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    In the labor intensive iPhone and iPad construction this is absolutely not true. Labor is a very large part of the cost, and training on the specific skills needed to assemble a phone is a relatively simple task.

    The automated assembly lines that can be used on computer assembly require a higher skill level, larger capital investment, and can be run in the US.
     
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    Leaks are more and more prevalent these days and they're proving to be quite accurate.

    Glad they're bringing some back to the U.S. I'm all about cost-saving efforts but not at the risk pushing people out of work.
     
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    If it's an entire line then it has to be the MacPro?
     
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    I think it would have to be a headless Mac. Either the Pro or the Mini. With Pros made in Ireland I suspect they will honor that and produce the Mini here.

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    I disagree. I believe the opposite is true.
     
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    I ordered the new 21" iMac last week and it's on the way from China...
     
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    good

    needless to say it will be the MacPro in a super slim design :D
     
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    Well Apple, if you love education as much as you say you do, why not put some of that huge pile of money you have back into the education system? :rolleyes:
     
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    "It's not known well that the engine for the iPhone and iPad is made in the U.S., and many of these are also exported--the engine, the processor."

    Correct. The processor is made in the U.S. by the Samsung on Samsung's factory in Austin, TX.:D

    But wait... Who said about distancing itself from Samsung as a part supplier? :confused:
     

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