Kaylie Moise, December 6, 2012
In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed a wide range of topics. Interestingly, one of these topics was Apple’s plans to bring Mac production back to the U.S. by 2013, investing $100 million to do it.
In the interview, Cook noted that the engines that power the iPhone and iPad are already made in the U.S. and the glass is made in Kentucky. Here’s what he had to say:
“And next year we are going to bring some production to the U.S. on the Mac. We’ve been working on this for a long time, and we were getting closer to it. It will happen in 2013. We’re really proud of it. We could have quickly maybe done just assembly, but it’s broader because we wanted to do something more substantial. So we’ll literally invest over $100 million. This doesn’t mean that Apple will do it ourselves, but we’ll be working with people, and we’ll be investing our money.”
With many of Apple’s new Mac computers sporting “Assembled in USA” notices, it has already been speculated that Apple is planning to bring production to the U.S. In Cook’s interview with NBC’s Brian Williams, set to air tonight, he reportedly went even further in discussing Apple’s plans. He said that Apple would make one entire line of Macs in America, but declined to say specifically which lineup that would be. He said, “We’ve been working for years on doing more and more in the United States.” Tim Cook’s full interview with Brian Williams will air tonight at 10 p.m. Eastern.
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