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Apple Mac To Be Made In USA
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JVC
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12/7/2012 | 5:01:15 PM
re: Apple Mac To Be Made In USA
There are two benefits to Apple not mentioned in the article: (1) protection of trade secrets, and (2) changes in forthcoming tax laws to bring businesses back to America
Bob Gill
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12/7/2012 | 6:25:37 PM
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This is a Godsend and Apple is leading the way. Hopefully, companies like GM, Ford and Boeing will start doing manufacturing in the USA.

In reading reports about this, you'd think Apple is leading to way to bring manufacturing back to the USA. There are 10M people involved in manufacturing in the USA.

Even Intel has thousands of people doing manufacturing in the USA.
AustinIT
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12/7/2012 | 7:05:46 PM
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Don't be so quick to be fooled by Apple's token nod to critics of their offshoring program.

Apple led the way to overseas manufacturing leading up to - and certainly accelerating after - the Dot.com crash. They (along with practically every other company) have been chasing the lowest cost, least restrictive means to get their products made. Talk about human rights abuses and environmental disaster...

This grand experiment in offshoring has been a colossal failure for everyone except for the companies themselves. In the US, we have lost jobs, we have lost know how, and we have lost the once great competitive edge that we had.

Lastly, I am disgusted by Cook's comments that Apple sought offshore talent for manufacturing because we (the US) didn't have educated people here to do it. Nothing could be further from the truth. And to hear him use that excuse makes me want to puke.
verber001
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12/7/2012 | 7:04:32 PM
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This is just about money. Apple has no ideology that loves America so much that it will keep jobs in America. As JVC says, there are now tax breaks for companies to keep a certain number of jobs in America. And this is a marketing ploy. The amount of American to Overseas jobs is ridiculously small. Apple is losing it's market share to Android, down 34% to Android's 54%. Tie in their less than innovative designs lately, coupled with their bad management decisions from everything from software to VP's; and Apple is starting to get a bit desperate. We'll have an iPhone 5S in less than 6 months...that says a lot of how this is going to go.
Thomas Claburn
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12/7/2012 | 7:14:31 PM
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Even if Apple's motives may not be pure, it's nice to see a U.S. company doing something that will improve the U.S. employment outlook and will help sustain manufacturing expertise stateside.
AustinIT
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12/7/2012 | 8:27:52 PM
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Foxconn (Apple's Chinese contract manufacturer) has separately announced plans to expand their North American manufacturing capability. One would presume this in in support of Apples plans...

To be seen whether these new jobs will be either plentiful or of a living wage.
TaylorSwiftFan
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12/8/2012 | 4:50:35 PM
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Come on, $21 an hour for an assembler, make that more like $9 or less an hour.
If they would bring back electronics into the schools that would be a start for kids to become educated in (I think a today's necessity) technology. I had the luck to be able to go to to a public school which offered electronics in both Junior and senior high!
They care more for the college prep and sports that teaching the nuts and bolts of technology!
Who is going to repair all this fine technology? Oh wait, we just throw it away and buy new when it fails! It's no wonder the Asians are jumping ahead of us! We better start learning Chinese real soon for they will OWN the US in time!


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