While it's true that few people are willing to buy Mac Pro for $ 6,000, the decision has some meaning as far as Apple's story and the current trade war with China are concerned. As early as 2012, Apple CEO Tim Cook said plans to partially manufacture and assemble the US desktop computer in an interview with Bloomberg, citing it as evidence that Apple wanted to invest $ 100 million in US production.
During this time, Apple made production plans
For many years, "Apple's California Design" is the closest to most Apple products …
more 19659009] This endeavor does not go that well. It turned out that production in America came with a few hiccups. First, Apple's Apple machine, which has signed a consumer screw contract, has managed to deliver a limited capacity of 1000 screws per day. It was a matter of staff. The Texas plant had only one person in charge of material security, while China has many skilled workers to fill that need because there is a greater demand for such items. Also, according to the magazine, Apple is unprepared for the fact that 80 percent of workers in the Austin plant are contract workers who receive a minimum wage for an eight-hour business day. This meant that they would go home when their time had elapsed, leaving the production lines stagnant until the next shift. It is not a problem in China, where some manufacturers have zero reserves for continuous staffing under exhaustive conditions.
Apple did not respond to Gizmodo's request for comment.
Apple's reported decision to move Mac Pro production back to China comes at a time when trade tensions between the country and the United States are near boiling. According to reports, Apple is aiming to move 15 to 30 percent of its production capacity outside Southeast Asia in light of the current crusade of the Trump administration against China and potential tariffs.
In the past, President Trump has led Apple to bring more US jobs, at one point it erroneously boasts that it has made Cook promise to build "three large plants, beautiful plants" on American soil. Perhaps the news will not make Trump happy, but you never know what stories he will make on his TV, so he may never know.
However, it is expected that workers at the Texas plant will continue to work. Apple hired Flex Ltd, a contractor to assemble Mac Pro. Demand has long diminished for older Mac Pro models, and Journalists reported that Texas workers have switched to computer upgrades – along with jobs for other companies, including HP.
[Wall Street Journal]