• U.S. Built Mac to be Refreshed Version of Existing Product

    Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, recently revealed that the first Mac to be built completely in the U.S. in almost two decades will be a new model in an existing product line. His reveal sheds a bit more light into the company’s “Made in USA” plans. While it isn’t a major topic of discussion, Apple chief told Politico that Apple’s upcoming domestically-made computer will not be a new product but rather a revision on an existing machine. The news is to be expected as Apple is not rumored to be working on a new addition to its current desktop and laptop lineups.

    Although little was revealed about the upcoming Mac, it was still enlightening as Cook mentioned many of the machine’s components will also be made in America with companies from Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky and Texas all making contributions. Cook mentioned that Apple is “going very deep in this project.”

    For those of you who are unaware about the whole ordeal, Cook first announced that Apple plans to bring some of its Mac production back to U.S. Shores, saying the company will invest $100 million into the endeavor. In an interview with Bloomberg, he mentioned the following:

    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.
    There aren’t too many details to work with though some analysts believe Apple will rely heavily on U.S.-based plants of its partner, Foxconn, to help meet manufacturing needs. As for the specific model to be built, rumors are speculating a revamped Mac mini as the likely choice. When the “Made in USA” Mac finally arrives, it will be the first Apple computer since 1994 to be built domestically.

    Source: Politico
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