Trump says he’s going to get Apple to “build a big plant” in US

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  1. the8thark macrumors 68040

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    That looks to be related. I think Apple's want to do this and Trump's want for Apple to do this have coincided now.
     
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    cheaper to make in China... More expensive in the U.S, just to see a "Made in USA" on the back of a laptop.? Probably not worth it..
     
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    tim cook isn't worried about actual jobs and livelihoods and American families. He's worried about SOCIAL ISSUES. You know, making sure everyone understands all 83 gender identities, nobody appropriating culture, and making sure no more white people appear in apple ads. I think you need to get your priorities a little more enlightened like old timmys
     
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    Somehow I think if Obama did the same thing as Trump is proposing, it would be denounced by the GOP as government interference in the marketplace, socialism, adding to the deficit, etc.
     
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    Since I don't like either of them, I'll just simply say we disagree on your conclusion here. However, that's the beauty of being able to agree to disagree.
     
  7. the8thark thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That's the challenge Trump has sent himself. To make this worth it.
     
  8. mac_in_tosh macrumors regular

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    Maybe he can start with his own clothing line, which is not manufactured in the U.S.
     
  9. Larry-K macrumors 68000

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    You mean like "RomneyCare"?

    Mitch and Paul are gonna miss Obama. Gave some sick purpose to their worthless existences.

    Now they'll have to lick Trump's boots or he'll sick his "Mad-Dog" (literally) on them.
     
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    perhaps he would produce them here if under current policy it make sense.
     
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    If Trump imposes an import tax on the iPhone unless it is manufactured in the US, the final cost may not be all that different either way. Plus, Apple has the resources to invest in automation, which can go some way towards alleviating higher labour costs.
     
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    So, where are we going to get the engineers?

    Didn't Steve Jobs tell Obama that building the iPhone in the US was unfeasible, because the US don't have enough engineers?

    http://money.cnn.com/2012/10/17/technology/apple-china-jobs/
     
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    I guess Secretary Amway is going to have to work on that. Though how she is going to fit in advanced calculus and physics into the Getting Murka Back to Gawwwd Curriculum is beyond me.
     
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    At this point I think all Americans care about is American jobs and any national or global financial fallout is of little consequence.

    I hope they televise a live stream of Trump watching a video screening of “this is how the world works now” economic educational instruction video. I think it would be good for both him and the general public.
     
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    I'm sure he'd be up for giving himself a major tax cut.
     
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    This may be the most rectal derived ridiculous comment I've ever seen on macrumors in all the 8 years I have browsed the site.
     
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    But Obama didn't have the foresight, intestinal fortitude or whatever to try, and so his chance to do something that would enhance his legacy was missed.
     
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    I seem to recall reading Jobs straight up told Obama manufacturing jobs won’t be coming back to the US and Obama’s reaction was essentially “OK, thanks. So about the next iPhone….”
     
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    would it even be applicable to him ?
     
  20. Galacticos macrumors 6502a

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    Care to elaborate?
     
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    Elaborate on Cook? Tim Cook is the CEO of Apple. He cares about maximizing profit and minimizing cost. Like any CEO should. All of his political positions are oriented around this. Maxinizing profit. Minimizing cost. And unlike you, I will provide proof of my claims: He donates to both parties. He fundraises for Paul Ryan. Even total imbeciles like Donald Trump have said that rich people donate to both parties to maximize leverage.

    Or perhaps you want to know why I called your comment rectal derived. For some reason (I'm sure it's totally not because you know he's gay...) you asserted that Tim Cook exclusively cares about 83 gender identities as a political issue instead of the fiscal issues cook actually cares about. First off, do you have any evidence to support this statement or are you just a homophobic hack? Second, the man is not exactly out there flaunting the fact that he's gay and talking about gender identity. Also someone *else* outed him as gay in the first place. So not only is your statement just a completely stupid thing to say in general, but it's also completely unfounded and is unliving in the world of facts.

    The fact that you would stipulate that Cook cares more about gender identity politics than he does about Apple's bottom line is totally beyond me. So mind numbingly and provably WRONG that I still half suspect you're just trolling or being sarcastic. He has never pursued a personal political agenda such as this, and he HAS donated to, endorsed and fundraised for both the disastrous democrats and the god awful republicans. It doesn't take a crystal ball to recognize that the guy (a successful CEO) plays politics however he can to benefit Apple (his company), and not toward some strange fetish you have about tons of different genders and whatnot.
     
  22. Galacticos, Dec 7, 2016
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    I didn't say anything about his political affiliations, and I didn't say anything about him being gay - which I couldn't care less about.

    What I do care about is when people that run companies openly say they have what can only be summarised as social justice agendas and implement them in marketing. It just doesn't work and only divides the customer base, and the focus of the company.

    If apple products and software were at the standard of 10 years ago then fine, but clearly they are not

    - of course I don't think he cares about gender identities more than money.. it's Tim Cook. Maintaining the Apple standard is proving challenging enough for him, I'm suggesting he focus on that
     
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    Apple is financially superior today than they were 10 years ago so your point is moot. Also have you considered the fact that their ads are diverse so that they cater towards a wider demographic of people? Did you think only white people buy Apple products? I don't understand how Apple's decision here isn't obvious lol.... also I still have no idea where your 83 gender identities comment came from. As far as I know Apple isn't pumping out ads with transgendered people in them, or why you would even care about this to begin with. You claim you didn't bring this up because Tim Cook is gay however I see absolutely zero reason why you would bring it up otherwise.
     
  24. Gutwrench macrumors 65816

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    Here we go again. So are you implying you dislike it because Obama didn't do it and Trump is looking at it?

    Obama could have done something like Carrier, Boeing, and this but he didn't.
     

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