Apple CEO Tim Cook: We Want to Continue Making the Mac Pro in the United States

During today's earnings call covering the third quarter of 2019, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that Apple wants to continue making the Mac Pro in the United States.

Cook made the statement in response to a question about Apple potentially moving ‌Mac Pro‌ production out of the United States due to looming tariffs on components imported from China.

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There's been a lot of speculation around the topic of different moves and so forth. I wouldn't put a lot of stock in those. The way I view that is the vast majority of our products are kind of made everywhere.

Cook went on to explain that products and components are made in the United States, Japan, Korea, China, Europe, and other places. "That's the nature of a global supply chain," he said. "I think that will carry the day, in the future as well."

As for the ‌Mac Pro‌ specifically, Cook said that Apple is continuing to invest in its U.S. production facilities.

We've been making the Mac Pro in the United States and we want to continue doing that. We're working and investing currently in the capacity to do so. We want to continue to be there. That's what's behind the exclusions.

Apple has been manufacturing the current ‌Mac Pro‌ in Texas since its 2013 launch, but a June report from The Wall Street Journal said that the upcoming 2019 ‌Mac Pro‌ will be assembled by Quanta Computer in China.

In a statement at the time, Apple said that "final assembly is only one part of the manufacturing process" explaining that the ‌Mac Pro‌ is designed and engineered in California and includes U.S.-made components.

Apple in July asked for a U.S. import tariff exemption on parts for the new ‌Mac Pro‌, which President Trump said would be denied.

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Top Rated Comments

BootsWalking Avatar
28 months ago
Mr. Cook is the CEO of a $960 Billion company. If he truly wants to make the Mac Pro in the USA then he certainly has the authority and resources to make that happen. Actions speak louder than lip service.
Score: 70 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LordVic Avatar
28 months ago
You mean...

"we would love to make the Mac pro in the United states, I just don't want to because I am full of greed and refuse to accept a slightly lower stock price"
Score: 46 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bpeeps Avatar
28 months ago
Does Trump (and his supporters) really believe that Americans want to assemble iPhones for minimum wage pay? There's a reason these companies outsource work.
Score: 45 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JPack Avatar
28 months ago
So, which one is it?

Given that the U.S. has trouble producing even a custom screw, I'm pretty sure he's leaning towards China. Tim's statement seems more like lip service in order to appease everyone.
Score: 38 Votes (Like | Disagree)
goobot Avatar
28 months ago
Mr. Cook is the CEO of a $960 Billion company. If he truly wants to make the Mac Pro in the USA then he certainly has the authority and resources to make that happen. Actions speak louder than lip service.
Having money isn’t going to suddenly make it so the US has the proper workforce and facilities to do so.
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
twocents Avatar
28 months ago
Sad that the topic of making Macs in the US has to be flagged as PRSI. How are you supposed to Make America Great Again when you do not Make Great Things Again in America!
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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