Joshua Schnell, December 12, 2012
Want to know something so “top secret” that apparently the whole Internet knows now? A super secret, state of the art, 3.2-million-square-foot factory could produce super, top secret chips for Apple’s secretive future iPad and iPhones in – wait for it – a secret upstate New York location.
Leave it to a politician to light a fire that produces enough smoke that the entire Internet tech press comes running. New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, blew his cover in a radio interview with AM1300′s Fred Dicker earlier this week. In response to questions about the rumors that Apple’s looking around upstate New York for a new factory home, Cuomo stated, “Apple has a lot of competition, obviously, for their location. I don’t think they’re anywhere yet in the decision-making.”
Apparently that’s enough information to deduce that Apple is, in fact, secretly shopping around New York state for a new U.S. factory. Apparently Apple’s been trying to set up shop in the U.S. to build ARM chips for the iPad and iPhone for quite some time.
We’ll let you decide how much of this you want to believe. We still can’t believe that a secret slipped out on the Internet. It’s going to take us a while to recover from it.
For those keeping score, we used the word ‘secret’ nine times in this post. Totally on purpose… wait, that last one makes it ten times. Boom.Follow @macgasm