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Tim Cook confirmed that Macs start manufacturing in the U.S. in 2013

Tim Cook confirmed that Macs start manufacturing in the U.S.  in 2013

In a seemingly nationalist zeal, the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, confirmed that the company move “part of the production” of your Mac to the United States in an interview with Businessweek .

“Next year will bring some production to the United States for the We have been working on this for a long time, and we are getting closer to achieving it. Occur in 2013. We are very proud of it. We could have done quickly by perhaps only the assembly, but is broader because we wanted to do something more substantial. So literally invest about $100 million. This does not mean that will do it for himself, but we will work with people, and invest our money, “said Cook.

In related rumors, Foxconn has said it would set up a plant in the United States. The Chinese firm denied that possibility, however, Cook’s statements that “does not mean that Apple will make itself” but invested, could indicate that this might be true after all.

In another interview with NBC, Cook said it is impossible to move all production to the country. “It is not about price, it is the skills,” he said, explaining that the country’s education system is not made to give people skills needed in modern processes of products, but hoped that the draft Macs produced in the country could change that.

In BusinessWeek, Cook was asked about his responsibility as a patriotic American company. The executive said that Apple has a “duty” to create jobs. “I do not think we have a responsibility to create a certain kind of job, but I think we have a responsibility to create jobs,” he said. The CEO referred not only to the direct jobs, but to people who develop applications for iOS, for example. “We created 600,000 jobs in the United States. Not all work for Apple. We are part of a global economy. Over 60% of our sales are outside the U.S. So we have a responsibility to others also, “they say.

Link: Tim Cook’s Freshman Year: The Apple CEO Speaks (BusinessWeek via The Verge)

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