Speculation Targets Mac Pro as First "Made in USA" Mac Product

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    During his interview with Brian Williams, Tim Cook revealed that Apple is planning on bringing some of its Mac production back to the United States. Cook did not reveal which of the Mac lines would be part of the $100 million investment, but speculation has named the Mac Pro as the likely suspect.

    Fortune has rounded up all of the current thoughts on why the Mac Pro is the only viable candidate:
    Earlier this year, after a minor update to the Mac Pro was announced at WWDC, Tim Cook confirmed to a fan that new Mac Pros were coming in 2013, which was later reiterated by an Apple spokesman. The 2013 Mac Pro could be the first to carry the "Made in the USA" label, if current speculation is correct.

    Article Link: Speculation Targets Mac Pro as First "Made in USA" Mac Product
     
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    This is amazing.
     
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    Weren't iMacs already being built in the USA?
     
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    Yay!

    Does this mean that they are going to update it?
     
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    cmChimera

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    That's what I thought.
     
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    Asclepio

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    from $11,499.00
     
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    Now the million dollar question, when?
     
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    I think some of them were assembled in the USA but not the entire iMac line. I believe this will be the first Mac line that is completely assembled in the USA.
     
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    Think it'll have no optical drive, proprietary SSD, a mobile CPU, and soldered in RAM?
     
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    Ah ok, that makes sense.
     
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    funman895

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    We can only hope the mac pro is updated soon; I built a hackintosh since a new iMac just won't float my boat and the current mac pro is too slow. Let's hope others can benefit from a modern pro machine from apple.
     
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    As long as they make it...
     
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    It makes sense, it's the easiest one to build and also the one they sell the least every year. Perfect product to test a new process
     
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    This means that they aren't going to update it until the plants are finished. :(
     
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    Yep. I even stated to my wife yesterday (before this news), that I bet it would be the Mac Pro that they built stateside first, due to it having a higher margin, thus more ability to absorb higher production costs.

    Can't wait to see what the new Mac Pro is like come mid 2013! I want one!
     
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    "-Mac Pros are easier to build and customize than any other Apple product"

    Giving Americans the easy job, eh? Racist!
    jk
     
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    Guess they found a way to make the Mac Pro 100% with robots. The 200 jobs that are being created are for robot technicians.;):rolleyes:
     
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    Yeah, Apple! Manufacturer your most least-selling product in the same country that your HQ is located in! Entirely ethical.
     
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    Good stuff. Not only is the Mac Pro line staying alive, it is being made in 'Merica!
     
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    Macs used to be produced in the United States, so the rumored Mac Pro would hardly be the first. My original Macintosh and Mac II both say they're made in the United States, and there used to be plants in California and Oregon which made them back in the late 80's, early 90's.
     
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    Finally!

    :rolleyes:
     
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    What do you do for a living that a 12-core machine is too slow? I'm claiming *************
     
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    It is hard to define what is "Assembled in the US and what is "Made in the US". Lots of people buy boxes of Chines parts and stuff them into a case, assembling their own computer on the kitchen table.

    What percentage of the parts have to be made in the US for the whole product to be considered to have been made in the US?

    Making a relatively few Mac Pros from imported parts would be easy, making millions of iPhones a day is a different deal.
     
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    Huh, what?
     
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    Neither apple's Tim Cook or anyone at Apple has ever said there would be a new Mac Pro in 2013. It was like"something really special for the pro users later in 2013".

    That could mean an Apple coffee blend! Just kidding.:D


    Waiting patiently for "something special".
     

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