Tim Cook says he wants there to be Apple products made in America

Tim Cook says he wants there to be Apple products made in America
Apple CEO Tim Cook is in the midst of an interview with AllThingsD’s Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg. While they are discussing a number of topics this evening, one very interesting one came up – Is Apple actually interested in manufacturing any of its products here in the United States?

Cook pointed out that a lot of components of Apple’s products are, in fact, made in the US. He cited such examples as the iPhone’s glass, which is made in Kentucky and the CPUs for both the iPhone and the iPad are made in Austin, TX. 

Obviously finally assembly is currently done overseas. Cook said that could probably be done in the U.S., but points out that there is a lack of tool-and-die makers in the U.S. He said, “I could ask them, nationwide, to come here tonight and we couldn't fill this room.”

He made it clear that he wants there to be Apple products made in America, even saying that he hopes one day final assembly will take place stateside. Cook said, “We will do as many of these things as we can do [in America], and you can bet that we'll use our influence to do it.”

source: AllThingsD



2. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I'm all for this by the way. It would be great for the US economy.

4. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Hey taco seriously good comment. I'm completely for manufactures making their phones here in the USA. If Apple actually goes through with it hopefully it will lead the way for other manufactures to make their phones here.

7. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Taco, I know you get slammed on here a lot, but why the f@%$ would someone thumb you down for this? If someone doesn't like jobs from American companies coming to America just don't read this article. No need to be an ass about it and thumb down something completely legitimate.

25. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Thumbs up from me. I like Tim Cook, and I really hope he can go through with all he's saying, and it's not just idle speculation.

3. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Sounds like a good idea, but is Apple really willing to give up profit? From what I know about Apple this doesn't seem likely.

16. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Nuff said


Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Well the Chinese are getting their salaries doubled at Foxconn, soon it will be cheaper to build here after rising shipping cost and rising labor cost abroad.

5. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

I'd love to see this. We need to get back to the world war 2 era days of industrial america. Make this country truly prosperous again.

6. mandkeee

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 27, 2009

agree....i really hate "made in china"

11. chrischau1308

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

I feel you T_T

8. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2454; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I would love for this to happen, but there are several reasons companies choose to have their products made elsewhere than here. If we start to work on fixing those problems, then we will see a rebirth of manufacturing here in the United States. It will be interesting to see which states they choose to build their manufacturing plants in. I can see a political battle brewing over this one.

9. dmckay12

Posts: 243; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Manufacturing in the U.S. is only one step in fixing America. For example fixing the crumbling infrastructure, change EPA regulations on oil drilled in the U.S. (Sulfur in Alaskan oil and oil sands in the Dakotas), trim the budget, raise taxes, giving engineers something else to do like building bullet trains instead of what dumb things that American engineers usually make, reach a compromise on divisive issues, and lower cost of labor to compete with china and other countries for manufacturing.

10. dmckay12

Posts: 243; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

When none of this is done, try Jedi mind tricks to get rid of our debt.

12. PhoneBug

Posts: 14; Member since: May 29, 2012

It will never happen

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Tim Cook SHOULD talk to his INVESTORS/STOCK HOLDERS. Theirs No way they want iPhones to be made here in the U.S. APPLE is so damn greedy they only care bout profits not jobs

23. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Go troll somewhere else

26. InspectorGadget80 unregistered


14. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

I guess China is getting too expensive now. Their government is really greedy even invading small countries around them.

15. pete029

Posts: 2; Member since: May 29, 2012

It would be great if Apple could follow through on this. Imagine the amount of jobs that would be created and how it could benefit the economy. Plus, I would gladly pay the premium price for Apple's products, which I've been refusing to do since they rip off everyone by charging way too much for their Chinese products.

18. Bluesky02

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19. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012


20. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

The reason we currently don't have enough tool & die makers is because companies that used their services took their business overseas to save money. And now they complain that they can't bring that work back because there isn't enough of an industry to handle their needs after they helped destroy that industry here. If this keeps up we're going to have a nation of sales people & consumers, and no manufacturing. Then where will we be?

21. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

mean while Stephen Elop shutting down factories in Finland i'm from aus by the way but i actually support this because i like it when products are made in home countries and i feel sad each time i get something made in china (fox con) because it's an evil place

24. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

um shouldn't it say CPUs for ipad and iphones are produced by Samsung in America? LOL

27. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

shhhh iFans dont like facts and want to live ignorantly that their precious iDevice is pure Apple magic and don't want to be reminded it has Samsung parts

31. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I doubt it would ever happen, its just a nice PR snippet. If it did happen though, I would give them total applause. And actually, Taco, you brain dead troll, if you go read one of my posts from this morning, I straight up said If Apple made an iphone 100% in America, I would buy it just to support the cause of bringing more manufacturing jobs back stateside. Which was well before I saw this article. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Foxconn-pledges-to- double-iPhoneiPad-factory-workers-salary-by-end-of -2013_id30699/comments/page/2

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