Apple Plans to Build Three 'Big' Factories in the United States

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    Apple is planning to build three "big, big, big" manufacturing plants in the United States, Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly told U.S. President Donald Trump. The news was shared by Trump in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.

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    Apple CEO Tim Cook at the Executive Tech Summit at Trump Tower in December of 2016​

    Cook is said to have promised to build "three big plants, beautiful plants," but little additional information is available. What those plants will manufacture is unclear, as is their potential location.
    Apple representatives declined to provide clarification on Trump's statement.

    Apple has been investigating manufacturing in the United States since Trump said "we're going to get Apple to start building their damn computers and things in this country instead of other countries," during a campaign speech at Virginia's Liberty University in 2016. At the time, Trump threatened to introduce a 45 percent tax on products imported from China.

    Following pressure from Trump, Apple reportedly asked its suppliers Foxconn and Pegatron to look into making iPhones in the United States.

    While Pegatron declined, Foxconn is planning to build a TFT-LCD factory in the United States, with the latest rumors suggesting the company is considering Wisconsin as the state where the facility will be built.

    Apple CEO Tim Cook previously explained that iPhones are manufactured in China because of the skill of the workforce. "China put an enormous focus on manufacturing," he said. "The U.S., over time, began to stop having as many vocational kind of skills. I mean, you can take every tool and die maker in the United States and probably put them in a room that we're currently sitting in. In China, you would have to have multiple football fields."

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    Big like his hands muttered cook as he walked away.....
     
  3. farewelwilliams macrumors 68000

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    Cook: "We're going to build x, y, and z"
    Trump: "Nah"
    Cook: "They're big"
    Trump: "Sold!
     
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    I look forward to the day when I can enjoy my mac news without any mention of the T-word.
     
  5. Kaibelf macrumors 68020

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    I assume the plants will go up right after that wall and the trillion dollar infrastructure bill are done. I'll want and see what Apple has to say about it, as they aren't known to be habitual exaggerators, and Trump lost me the minute he said "beautiful." Also, if this project happens (or even exists) there's almost no way it happens without an incredible tax break, so don't look at this as a huge windfall for the country.
     
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    haha oh good. Trump gets to take credit for this. Yeah like they just thought about doing this 6 months ago... :rolleyes:
     
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    Tim was talking about the landscaping at the new headquarters.
     
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    Yet all of the Trump branded crap is made in China.
     
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    Trump: "Three big plants, beautiful plants."

    Cook: "Got it."

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  10. X--X, Jul 25, 2017
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    And there gonna be big, big, big machines producing stuff mostly automated, which will create almost zero, zero, zero jobs.

    Believe me.

    Sad!
     
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    "Apple is planning to build three "big, big, big" manufacturing plants in the United States, Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly told U.S. President Donald Trump".

    A phrase dumbed down that Trump will understand and feed his ego. From the quote, its as if Cooke is trolling Trump!
     
  13. Porco, Jul 25, 2017
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    Agh, you beat me to it! :D;)

    Maybe orange trees would be appropriate?

    In all seriousness it might be a good way for Apple to bring back some of that money held overseas without so much going in tax. I don't know how I feel about that in principle, but I guess if it meant more jobs and good redevelopment of land that needed it then it'd be doing (some of) the kind of things tax should be doing anyway. Better than the money just sitting doing nothing.
     
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    I don't mind US companies getting tax breaks if it means creating more jobs.
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    I thought it was Russia. (Sorry, I meant the "beautiful" Soviet Federative Socialist Republic). In Trumpesse lexicon, in upper case followed by an exclamation, BIG! /s
     
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    I'm glad he managed to stop groping women long enough to have this conversation with Cook.
     
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    Considering the source, it is highly likely that Cook said absolutely nothing of the sort.
     
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    Wonderful trump shot hahaha
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    Don't forget the better healthcare.
     
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    Well, if there's one thing Trump is generous with, its adjectives. "These factories -big factories, incredible factories - will offer billions of trillions of jobs -excellent jobs, high paying jobs - to our citizens. And they will be ran with state of the art technology like coal - beautiful, clean, sparkling, healthy, environment-enriching coal."
     
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    The reality was more likely that Cook said Apple was going to build three plants and Trump added his usual "big" and "beautiful" superlatives.
     
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    Wonder if one of these is for watch bands.
     
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    Sorry, but I trust Chinese fingernails versus, I deserve a 15 min break every 10 minutes American assembly line. Those American made Macs and iPhones are be the most faulty.
     

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