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Tim Cook Says Some Apple Macs to be Made in USA Next Year
Posted By Lidija Grozdanic On December 7, 2012 @ 11:38 am In green gadgets,green technology,News,social responsibility | No Comments
Apple lovers will soon be able to buy Mac computers produced in the United States. According to Apple  CEO Tim Cook, one of the existing lines of Macs will be produced In the U.S. next year thanks to the investment of $100 million. The company will move some of its production from China, forging new agreements with domestic contract manufacturers .
Like most consumer electronics companies , Apple forges agreements with contract manufacturers to assemble its products overseas. Cook pointed out that the assembly is just a part of the overall manufacturing process, as most of the cost lies in buying chips, many of which are made in the U.S. In his talk with Bloomberg , Cook stated that the production would include more than just final assembly. Machining of cases and printing of circuit boards could be done in the U.S.
The company and its manufacturing partner Foxconn Technology Group  have been largely criticized this year  over working conditions at the Chinese facilities where Apple products are currently assembled. According to Carl Howe, an analyst with Yankee Group, Cook’s goal is to buy goodwill from U.S. consumers, and createf high-value PR for the company. The news came a day after Apple posted its worst stock drop in four years, which again rose 1.5 percent after the announcement.
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 domestic contract manufacturers: http://inhabitat.com/solar-prices-expected-to-rise-as-us-places-huge-tariffs-on-chinese-produced-pv-cells/
 electronics companies: http://inhabitat.com/interview-inhabitat-talks-to-panasonics-katsumi-tomita-about-eco-electronics-innovation/
 Bloomberg: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-06/apple-to-invest-in-manufacturing-macs-in-u-s-ceo-cook-says.html
 Foxconn Technology Group: http://www.foxconn.com/
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 Phys.org: http://phys.org/news/2012-12-apple-line-macs-year.html#nwlt
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