Observations show that the Mac Pro is the first product with "made in the USA" label

In an interview with Brian Williams Tim Cook revealed that Apple is planning to bring back some of the Mac products in the United States. Cook has not identified which of the Mac lines would be part of the $ 100 million investment, but, judging by observations, it will be probably the Mac Pro.

Some facts that explain why the Mac Pro is the only candidate:

"-A $100 million factory, Dan Luria, a labor economist at Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center told Bloomberg, employs about 200 people and produces about 1 million units per year.

-Last year, Apple sold 18 million Macs, including 13.5 million MacBooks and 4.6 million desktops (iMacs, minis and Mac Pros). Only the Mac Pro and mini sell fewer than 1 million per year, and the Mac Pro is considerably heavier and more expensive to ship.

-Apple, through a spokesperson and through Tim Cook himself, has already indicated that it will be producing a new Mac Pro in 2013.

-Any extra labor costs associated with manufacturing in the U.S. can be more easily absorbed by a $2,500-$3,800 Mac Pro than by a MacBook or an iMac that sell for $1,000 to $1,300.

-Mac Pros are easier to build and customize than any other Apple product."

Earlier this year, after a minor upgrade of the Mac Pro, Tim Cook announced on the WWDC that the new Mac Pro will appear in 2013. This fact was later confirmed by an Apple spokesman. In 2013, the Mac Pro could be the first device to carry a label "made in the USA."

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, December 11, 2012. 21:03

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