Main | Thursday, December 06, 2012

Apple To Open US Factory

In a televised interview with NBC, Apple's quietly gay CEO Tim Cook yesterday revealed that next year his company will be opening a manufacturing facility in the United States.
Mac fans will have to wait to see which Mac line it will be because Apple, widely known for its secrecy, left it vague. “We’ve been working for years on doing more and more in the United States,” Cook told Williams. This announcement comes a week after recent rumors in the blogosphere sparked by iMacs inscribed in the back with “Assembled in USA.” It was Timothy D. Cook’s first interview since taking over from his visionary former boss, Steve Jobs, who resigned due to health reasons in August 2011. Jobs died on October 5, 2011, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. The announcement could be good news for a country that has been struggling with an unemployment rate of around 8 percent for some time and has been bleeding good-paying factory jobs to lower-wage nations such as China. Cook, who joined Apple in 1998, said he believes it’s important to bring more jobs to the United States. Apple would not reveal where exactly the Macs will be manufactured.
Apple, as you doubtlessly know, has faced great criticism over the working conditions at its plants in China, where the suicides of employees have made international news. Yesterday Cook told NBC that the American education system is failing to provide the skilled workers Apple needs to manufacture domestically.

Labels: , , ,

comments powered by Disqus