Apple Latest News, Rumors and Updates: All US-Made iPhones Soon In The Market?
When billionaire Donald Trump was still the Republican Party candidate for US Presidency, he highly spoke of bringing jobs back to America. When he got elected, his first move is to show that he is sincere in doing so. One of the first things he did was tell Apple CEO Tim Cook to start building a new plant on U.S. soil where Apple products will be manufactured. According to sources, the CEO is keen on complying with the President-elect's request, starting with iPhones.
Trump and Cook
"I got a call from Tim Cook at Apple," the President-elect told members of The New York Times. The 70-year old billionaire then revealed his plans to the Apple CEO, "Tim, you know one of the things that will be a real achievement for me is when I get Apple to build a big plant in the United States, or many big plants in the United States, where instead of going to China, and going to Vietnam, and going to the places that you go to, you're making your product right here."
Trump goes on to explain how he plans to lessen the burden of big companies such as Apple which will partake in bringing back jobs in America. And it looks like a very productive talk between the two leaders. But it looks as though Apple has already mobilized their plan in bringing home the jobs to America.
Bringing Home Jobs
Back in June, Apple has made known to its Asian-based assembling plant partners of its intention to move production of iPhone to America. Of the two assembly partners, Hon Hai Precision Industry, more known as Foxconn Technology Group, has begun checking the possibilities of moving the production to America.
"Apple asked both Foxconn and Pegatron, the two iPhone assemblers, in June to look into making iPhones in the U.S.," a source told Nikkei Asian Review. "Foxconn complied, while Pegatron declined to formulate such a plan due to cost concerns."
Of course, it's too late to see the production of Apple's 2017 flagship smartphone, iPhone 8, to be developed in the US soil. But should plans pushes through, consumers could see 'Made in the U.S.' epitaph on iPhones perhaps in the next two to three years.
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