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Snippet: US-Made Macs Will Be Assembled in Texas ☇

Shared on May 21, 2013

Yoni Heisler for TUAW:

During his opening remarks, [Apple CEO Tim] Cook highlighted all Apple has done for the U.S. economy, emphasizing how much the company already pays in domestic taxes and how it’s been responsible for the creation of hundreds of thousands of new jobs in the U.S.

Further, Cook noted that Apple was investing $100 million to begin manufacturing Macs in the US. While we had previously heard of Apple’s plans to do so, Cook for the first time fleshed out some more details, in a geographic sense, surrounding Apple’s plans.

Specifically, Cook noted that Apple’s upcoming “made in the USA” line of Macs will be assembled in Texas and will use components sourced from Texas, Illinois, Florida and Kentucky.

It’s no surprise Apple would set up shop in Texas—they already have a repair depot near Houston. They also have a campus in Austin (which is the capital of Texas), and Texas often thinks of itself as the capital of the United States. With apologies to Dan Benjamin and Haddie Cooke, anyone want to join me in a U-S-A chant?

More importantly, what Mac will be American-assembled one?

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