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Does Apple’s Decision to Make Some Mac Computers in the U.S. Impact Whether You Buy Products from the Company?

ABC News U.S. 2012/12/06 22:03:10
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Some iMac owners have been finding lately that their computers were "assembled in the USA." Those U.S.-assembled machines have been few and far between -- most still have "assembled in China" tags. But Apple is planning for many more Mac computers to be made in the U.S. next year.

In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that the Cupertino-based company is investing $100 million in U.S. based manufacturing for its Mac computers. The project will be an entirely new undertaking.

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  • whipnet 2012/12/07 14:26:26
    Yes
    whipnet
    +6
    I am the type that will compare products and if one is "Made in USA" I am willing to pay more for it.

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  • Opal Marie 2012/12/13 22:19:50
    Yes
    Opal Marie
    Yup! but i still like android and HTC
  • Mj PINKYFINGERDOWN 2012/12/11 22:06:41 (edited)
  • fahrenheight451lg 2012/12/11 19:44:35
    No
    fahrenheight451lg
    I don't believe it. They have created a whole infrastructure in Bejing to make lotsa profit
  • Mj PINK... fahrenh... 2012/12/11 22:08:27
  • Libertarian Bill 2012/12/11 17:31:10
    Yes
    Libertarian Bill
    I love my Ipad and Iphone. I will always buy Apple products, and especially since thy're to be made here.
  • JakeisHere 2012/12/11 16:00:10
    No
    JakeisHere
    They are only assembling them here. All the other parts in their machines are still made over seas. Wont make much of an impact, but its a start.
  • QC 2012/12/11 13:56:24
    It does not matter to me either way
    QC
    I would still buy the products either way, but I definitely feel better about buying them if they are made in the US...
  • santa6642 2012/12/11 11:36:21
    Yes
    santa6642
    I may buy at that time,
  • Michelle 2012/12/11 02:50:53
    No
    Michelle
    It's still making them outside the borders of my country. *shrugs*
  • Liberty Blade 2012/12/11 01:12:58
    Yes
    Liberty Blade
    +2
    But barely. The fact that they are still making most of their products in China is keeping me from really taking another look at them.
  • Defcon 2012/12/11 00:03:54
    Yes
    Defcon
    I need some made in Russia, but American made stuff is better than china stuff
  • scbluesman13 2012/12/10 23:42:40
    No
    scbluesman13
    Sweatshopping your products is not OK. Even if you decide to start producing 3-7% of your manufacturing in well designed, safe factories that don't mistreat people, that does not elevate you out of "evil" status. You still need to stop sweatshopping your products.
  • Squiddie 2012/12/10 21:42:47
    No
    Squiddie
    thank god i might buy from apple as long as i get an american product.
    i dont know much about this but does assembled in america mean that all the parts are still made in china?
  • JakeisHere Squiddie 2012/12/11 16:01:48
    JakeisHere
    Yes it does. More or less all the parts are still overseas. Its like if you bought a dresser from IKEA and put it together in your living room and declared it "Made in America!". Its a marketing scheme.
  • toya 2012/12/10 19:07:13 (edited)
    No
    toya
    If it's American made I would buy one but keep the receipt just in case I need to return it LOL. In all seriousness we need to invest more in American made products
  • AmericanVirus 2012/12/10 16:08:46
    It does not matter to me either way
    AmericanVirus
    I won't get an Apple ever, unless they make some serious changes
  • U Mad Bro? 2012/12/10 15:44:53
  • NakedRei 2012/12/10 15:27:32
    It does not matter to me either way
    NakedRei
    Location will not influence me to buy a Mac. The price is still prohibitive.
  • Maurice Tillman 2012/12/10 15:00:34
  • Foghorn Leghorn 2012/12/10 13:49:22
    Yes
    Foghorn Leghorn
    I didn't get an Apple before because of that. Now that they plan to make it here in the USA I will get one. If their stock price does go down because they made this decision then I will buy it.

    Some investors just hate the United States but I don't.
  • MichaelJ 2012/12/10 12:57:11
    Yes
    MichaelJ
    Actually I try to buy made in America products as much as possible, even paying a small amount more for them is fine with me. The only products I refuse to buy, primarilly vehicles are those that come from closed union shops such as the UAW.

    I refuse to deal with groups that I believe care more for themselves than the country they live in.
  • art1ej 2012/12/10 11:37:56 (edited)
    It does not matter to me either way
    art1ej
    Well im australian so it doesn't bother me either way...
  • activ1 2012/12/10 08:38:42
    It does not matter to me either way
    activ1
    I am glad to hear they are moving jobs back here, and I hope this will make oter companies consider it as well. That in and of itself won't make me buy their products though. They are way too expensive, and way too proprietary. I just don't think they are worth the extra expense.
  • TattooedSailor 2012/12/10 08:24:58
    It does not matter to me either way
    TattooedSailor
    +1
    I prefer to buy American, but these days it's nearly impossible. It just looks good on apple that they are trying to bring some jobs back home. I'm sure they are doing it more out of guilt or pressure than anything else. The only thing I've abandoned for political reasons is the news. I'd rather buy from China than be deliberately lied to.
  • Avi Rosen 2012/12/10 06:11:33
    No
    Avi Rosen
    I don't buy apple for their system favors their own peripheral equipment and the need for iTunes. Which is one of the worst programs I've ever seen.
  • ian 2012/12/10 03:08:13
    No
    ian
    i prefer my electronics to be made by asian slave-labor.
  • FeelHood H. Obama~BN28 2012/12/10 02:31:15
    It does not matter to me either way
    FeelHood H. Obama~BN28
    +2
    Mac user since 1985.

    Getting a new iMac in January.

    imac
  • Bocephus 2012/12/10 02:10:52
  • Avi Rosen Bocephus 2012/12/10 06:20:45
    Avi Rosen
    I agree with your main decision, but the way you reason it, seems quite odd...
    So is it? or isn't it good?
    I basically think their products are good!
    With great design!
    Only heavily overpriced & planned in a way to tie you as a catholic marriage!
    I'm not willing to support that attitude buying their products.
  • Cap 2012/12/10 00:57:59 (edited)
    Yes
    Cap
    +1
    I have three kids. My age makes America's world status pretty much a moot inquiry, but my vision is not so limited as to have that end my concern. America is not going to maintain its viability as a paramount First World nation if it keeps on running a trade deficit.

    I cannot recollect ever buying other than the American-made product when given a choice between reasonably equal products, and usually will undertake some degree of sacrifice to encourage American production. New Balance makes sneakers in America. The last car I bought was a Ford Focus; I was distressed when I found out the parts were 60% non-American. Live and learn; but I digress. If Apple starts making computers in America, I doubt I'll ever buy a competitor's product.
  • skowcog 2012/12/10 00:32:41
    Yes
    skowcog
    I want to be able to support my country and the manufacturing that happens here. However, the Macs are already extremely expensive as opposed to other brands and for good reason they are the best. As long as they maintain the level of excellence and I don't have to pay a lot more, I will always buy a MAC.
  • cranejumper 2012/12/09 23:24:32
    No
    cranejumper
    Didn't build them in here which he could of screw them, go back to china ya pri@k.
  • DOriginalDonald 2012/12/09 22:42:31
    No
    DOriginalDonald
    I don't buy $2,000 Macs made in China. What makes you think I'll buy $4,000 ones made in the US?
  • Tattooe... DOrigin... 2012/12/10 08:29:50
    TattooedSailor
    good point.. wierd isn't it? not like they have far to ship it.. but those prices will go even higher once everyone is required to provide healthcare.
  • Sofahead 2012/12/09 21:44:44
    No
    Sofahead
    Probably not.

    Interestingly the one in the photo says "Assembled in USA", which means the components are made elsewhere. This isn't exactly a major commitment to US manufacturing. If they think manufacturing is too expensive here, setting up assembly plant anywhere the labor is cheap,
  • anne.k.murphy 2012/12/09 19:40:54
  • andy15554 2012/12/09 16:59:19
    No
    andy15554
    Apples already cost twice as much as a comparable MS PC. Plus they have no right mouse button, can't deal with that.
  • zero resistance 2012/12/09 16:27:09
    Yes
    zero resistance
    +2
    I was disappointed to see that my Mac was made in China. Part of what I liked about Apple was that it was American technology and the fact that it was made overseas diluted it's cool factor somewhat. I've heard that producing 'all American' would add about 10% to the cost of an Apple device, I think that's insignificant compared to the boost in popularity and general coolness that the brand would get from returning to it's roots.
    apple made in usa
  • macbeth 2012/12/09 14:34:53
    No
    macbeth
    I always thought Apple was way over-priced. I doubt that they are starting manufacture in the US for 'patriotic' reasons. It's either a sop to critics of out-sourcing, or because of increased costs of manufacturing in China.
  • APLWONK 2012/12/09 05:41:41
    Yes
    APLWONK
    As long as the products meet Steve Jobs' quality control. I am very concerned with Apple's falling stock price.
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