Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday said he wanted to keep Mac Pro computer production in the US was behind the company's recent request for customs exclusions. "We will continue to be here," he told analysts on a post-earnings call, adding that the company is investing in the capacity to produce $ 6,000 Mac Pros in the United States.
The Wall Street Journal reported in June that Apple is moving production of its new Mac Pro desktop computer to China from Texas.
Last week, US President Donald Trump said his administration would not give Apple any relief on tariffs on parts made in China for the Mac Pro, and later added that he believed the company would build a plant in Texas.
MacDailyNews Take: So, the Wall Street Journal report was either wrong, or Cook changed his mind quite abruptly. We suspect the former.
Hopefully this will work out and Mac Pro can continue to be assembled in the United States as Apple wishes (this time with Mac professionals who actually buy them in significant quantities which we doubt has been the case for many years; we suspect that the work on the Trash Can Mac Pro assembly line was rather sparse in recent years given the advanced age of the product and painfully obvious mortality.