- Jan 12, 2009
It can be done but would lower profit margins. Of course tariffs would be payed by the consumer making sales numbers of the Mac Pro probably lower. Then apple can decide to either accept lower margins (unlikely) or stop making this product which is not within their acceptance of margins (more likely).Good thing it’s not up to you “buy the argument” because your analysis is devoid of any reasoning and is based on incorrect facts. Based on your flawed reasoning everything should be made in the US since it “can be done,” without regard for whether it is profitable.
You are wrong. It cannot be done in the US. There is not enough skilled labor, and the fact that Apple built the low volume trash can Mac here doesn’t change that fundamental and correct fact that you conveniently ignore.
And even if it could be done, Apple is a business so obviously profit matters. You can’t seriously think that a Mac Pro could be manufactured in the US for the same price as in China.