Tim Cook Shares Details About New 'Made in USA' Mac Model

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    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.

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    Def the Mac Pro.
     
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    Seems most reasonable. The other macs have less traditional bodies. Box machines are made in the US every day.
     
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    this is maybe like the first time apple / the ceo would discuss future product.
    mac pro is long overdue for an update.
     
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    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.
     
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    So, you heard it direct from the CEO.

    No more "What would Steve do?" comments :p

    On a sidenote, Cook's aged massively in the last 12 months!
     
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    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.
     
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    My bet is at least 95% of US consumers would not do this.
     
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    If its made in the u.s they better offer something better than AppleCare!
     
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    How about a Mac Pro Mini?!

    (Or Mac Mini Pro!)
     
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    Mac Mini Maxi?
     
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    This is a positive development. Now we need a made in the US iPhone!
     
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    The real question we need to be asking is, What would Steve have done? ;)
     
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    Built a yacht?
     
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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    This is great news. Kudos Apple!

    I hope that they get great PR and that other large companies will follow suit.
     
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    Man I miss SJ! Just not the same.
     
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    We already know: he said "Those jobs are never coming back".
     
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    Why?
     
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    It wiill help the American People with jobs but of course the price will be going up on all MAC Pros.
     
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    "How are you not Steve Jobs?"

    Poor Tim, he still has to hear stuff like this.
     
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    I'm still wishing for the return of the sub-$2000 Power Mac. :(
     
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    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.
     
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    Why does Tim look a funny colour? obviously 1 holiday too many..
     

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