In a recent statement Apple stated that they will produce the new Mac Pro in Austin, Texas.
As part of its commitment to US economic growth, Apple today confirmed that its newly redesigned Mac Pro will be manufactured in Austin, Texas.Apple Newsroom update
While Apple has historically sourced several of their computer components from inside in the US, however re-shoring the actual manufacturing itself marks a first. The announcement follows several months of speculation of where Apple would move manufacturing, after The Wall Street Journal reported that they would move the production to a plant on the outskirts of Shanghai, China. Apple at the time said:
like all of our products, the new Mac Pro is designed and engineered in California and includes components from several countries including the United States.Apple Spokesperson
The new Mac Pro is so far the most powerful computer produced by Apple and could be argued it as least partly a win for President Donald Trump who in a flurry of Tweets earlier this year lashed out at both Google and Apple. Furthermore, the announcement falls in line with Apple’s commitment to contribute $350B to the US economy by 2023, through the continuous addition of jobs within both blue and white collar work.
We believe deeply in the power of American innovation. That’s why every Apple product is designed and engineered in the US, and made up of parts from 36 states, supporting 450,000 jobs with US suppliers, and we’re going to continue growing here.Tim Cook – Apple’s CEO