iPhone Assembler Foxconn in Early Talks to Expand U.S. Operations

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    Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn is in preliminary stages to build a collection of assembly plants within the United States (via Reuters), potentially fulfilling President-elect Donald Trump's wish that Apple would move the majority of its manufacturing to the U.S. instead of overseas.

    Foxconn decided to make a statement about its U.S. expansion after details of the move were picked up and shared by CNBC yesterday. The news alleged that Foxconn would be investing $7 billion into its U.S. expansion and aiming for the creation of 50,000 jobs within the country, all in the next four years. Foxconn simply stated that more details will come after its talks with "the relevant U.S. officials" are over.

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    In the meetings with Donald Trump, Japan's SoftBank also looked towards U.S. expansion and pledged $50 billion in its investment stateside, along with 50,000 new jobs of its own, "a move the U.S. President-elect claimed was a direct result of his election win." In a call made to Trump by Apple CEO Tim Cook, Trump mentioned to the CEO that one of his goals and future achievements would be to "get Apple to build a big plant in the United States," by offering the company incentives and "a very large tax cut" to do so.

    Cook was said to have remained neutral on the subject by saying "I understand that" in response to Trump, while Foxconn chairman Terry Gou is said to be less enthusiastic about the idea due to inevitably higher production costs compared to China. Cook explained one of the major reasons Apple's manufacturing is so heavily centered in China is due to the country's large number of individuals with the required "vocational kind of skills."
    Foxconn does have manufacturing facilities on a very small scale in the U.S., in Virginia and Indiana, along with logistic locations in California and Texas. Apple has a comparably limited facility in Austin, Texas which manufactures the company's Mac Pro.

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  2. uwdude macrumors 6502a

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    Well if the Foxconn chairman is not enthusiastic about it, why is Foxconn doing it? This article doesn't make sense.
     
  3. MrGuder macrumors 68020

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    Wow this is something I never thought would happen. Is it because Apple doesn't want to be taxed by trump?
     
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    So things already in motion that Trump will take credit for. Just like the SoftBank announcement which we have very little details on. And the kool-aid drinkers will lap it up. Just last night on Fox News that clown Corey Lewandowski said people are allowed to say Merry Christmas again because Donald Trump was elected. This is the delusion of the Trump sycophants. They put Obama's hope and change brigade to shame.
     
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    Prepare for a new generation of iPhones that are two inches thick and last 20 minutes on a full charge.
     
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    QFT. Trump's followers will believe it without a single question. The truth is no longer welcome.
     
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    This article...idk... lol. Foxconn is well-rooted in China. I think they should do an all-or-nothing move over to the U.S.
     
  9. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    What does this have to do with Apple. Apple is not Foxconn's only client.
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    You've basically got Rush Limbaugh hoping Trump turns into FDR so Republicans can be in power for 40 years. He called Obama's stimulus bill "porkulus" but now is all on board with Trump's shovel-ready projects. People have basically given up their soul and everything they believe to pimp for this guy. It's disgusting.
     
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    It's funny how even though no one here has claimed it is because of Trump, there are already several posts blasting him for taking credit for this.
     
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    I'm no fan of Mr. Trump but every president does this - they either take credit for positive things that happened (and that they had little to no control over) or eschew blame for negative things (that they had little or no control over). Donald Trump is just more brash about it.
     
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    Not sure I agree. What did Obama take credit for before he was in office? What about the Bush Jr and Sr? Clinton? Trump isn't even President yet and he's taking credit for things that were well underway and he's had no hand in.
     
  13. Zirel, Dec 7, 2016
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    Excelent!

    If Apple starts manufacturing phones in the US means cheap Chinese smartphone stay at bay because their parts aren't worth the manufacturing costs.

    You don't live in this universe, do you?

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    This is from CNBC even!

    This is Mr. Trump and the Softbank guy, on Trump Tower, NYC.

    So, this is completely President Obama's, right?
     
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    only an expansion ? I thought this would be under Apple's control, (as in a plant Apple controls) not still China.. that controls it.
     
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    Cook should do a fresh new Ad campaign with "Think Different" with new people. He can put Steve Jobs and Trump among other new faces in the commercial. You can hate them but you can't ignore them, they make a difference.

    This could be the start to make Apple Great Again.

     
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    Future iPhones are about to get a lot more expensive...
     
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    Always welcome new manufacturing jobs to the states no matter whom is president or how it's done - the country as a whole will benefit.
     
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    We call it in sourcing.. It tested through the roof.

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    Yeah, because Apple would put out a product like that.. :rolleyes:
     
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    I wonder what the workers do all day at that facility?
     
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    I'll believe it when I see it. I never was a Trump supporter and would have voted for a dog turd before him, but it's okay to be nuanced about what you support and do not.

    Oh what the hell, please put a plant in Buffalo, New York, Foxconn!!!
     
  22. the8thark macrumors 68040

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    Thank you Donald Trump.
    My thanks to the the US nation for voting in Trump so he can get things like this done.

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    New York State uses similar tactics to brings jobs in. It works, but to the disadvantage of the taxpayer when the subsidies and cuts dry up.
     
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    Lmao.
     
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    I hope someday its an American company who makes the products not a Chinese company in the us making the product so this is a HALF STEP in the right direction...
     

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