Apple's Mac Pro to Be Assembled by Flextronics in Fort Worth, Texas?

Last December, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that Apple would be bringing some Mac production back to the United States. He offered more details on the effort last month, and earlier this week the company announced that its radically redesigned Mac Pro coming later this year will be the product line assembled in the U.S.

Apple had been presumed to be working with current manufacturing partner Foxconn on the U.S. production, but KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told Taiwan's Economic Daily News [Google translation, via Mac Otakara] that Apple will actually be partnering with Flextronics for the new Mac Pro.

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Last week, we received an unconfirmed tip making a similar claim about Flextronics' role in the "Made in the USA" Mac, with the source alleging that Flextronics will be assembling the product at its new facility in Texas. That claim is line with Tim Cook's disclosure during a Senate hearing on Apple's tax practices last month that the product would be assembled in the state.

Flextronics' new Texas facilities are housed in a 450,000 square foot building in Fort Worth formerly used by Nokia. Flextronics will be using the site for production of Motorola's Moto X smartphone, but our source indicated that Apple's production will also take place there.

Apple's new Mac Pro will be launching later this year, but Apple has yet to reveal pricing or a more specific launch timeframe following Monday's "sneak peek" at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote.

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xmichaelp Avatar
145 months ago
correction: Mac Mini Pro
Not even close.


Gotta get those upvotes though! right?
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bretm Avatar
145 months ago
Why Texas, not New York or San Francisco? Is helping hillbilly bumpkins out of poverty Apple's priority # 1?

I don't think they need any help.

Texas unemployment - 6.4%
California - 9%
New York - 7.9%

Not to mention individuals and corporations pay no state taxes. I can GUARANTEE that NY and CA individual and corporate state taxes are among the highest in the country.

Perhaps lower tax attracts business? Perhaps then businesses provide jobs? No, that doesn't make any sense at all. I know, lets tax the heck out of businesses and then wonder why they don't set up shop in our state. Or country for that matter. Then, when people aren't working because busineses choose to go elsewhere and we don't have enough money to provide for all the nanny state plans we have, lets just tax those that do work even more. Then when they leave to move to texas, lets ask the federal govt for aid.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
td2243 Avatar
145 months ago
Why Texas? Because there is no state income tax. Companies move there all the time because of less burden by the government.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mac21ND Avatar
145 months ago
I thought it was being made by Rubbermaid or Tuberware.

(You see, I made a trashcan joke there... ha...ha... ok, that's joke's old already.)
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kevin2i Avatar
145 months ago
Why Texas, not New York or San Francisco? Is helping hillbilly bumpkins out of poverty Apple's priority # 1?

Really? That is some some shameful and ignorant stereotyping. . . "hillbillies" aren't even from Texas. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillbilly (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillbilly)

Furthermore the computers will be built by Juan and Carlos, not Billy Bob and Leroy. :D
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CausticPuppy Avatar
145 months ago
a new form factor for desktop.

let see who is the next one to have such a design.

Nice of Apple to give us a sneak peek at HP's 2014 models of professional workstations.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)