It seems that Donald J. Trump has succeeded, Apple gives its arm to the wheel and will open three new plants in the United States. According to Tim Cook himself (Apple’s CEO), his company will open three (big big plants) plants of quite considerable size.
Donald Trump gets Apple to build new factories in the US
These three new production factories in the United States were shared these days by Apple’s CEO to the president of the United States, Donald Trump. Later, the news was shared by the president himself in an interview with “The Wall Street Journal”. This statement by Cook was made at the last ” Technology Executive Summit” at the Trump Tower last December.
Donald Trump with Tim Cook and other CEO’s at the Technology Summit
Tim Cook’s proposal to the president of the United States was to build “three big and beautiful plants” , however, the head of Apple did not provide any further information on the possible availability of this plan . At the moment, everything remains a secret about the plans of these possible Apple factories, it is not known exactly what they will manufacture nor their location within the American territory.
” I talked to Mr. Cook, he promised me three big plants: big, big, big ,” Trump said in a debate on corporate tax reform and business investment. “I let Tim know, unless you start building your plants in this country, I will not be able to consider my administration an economic success . In the days that followed, Tim called me to let me know that the plans were going ahead.
So far, no one confirms or denies anything
Apple representatives refused to clarify President Trump’s statement.
Apple has been studying different proposals to manufacture certain components or devices in the United States, since Trump threatened Cupertino’s company during the presidential campaign last year.
Foxconn employees working for Apple in China
” Let’s get Apple to start building their damn computers and stuff in this country instead of other countries “, a much commented phrase that the now president uttered during a campaign speech at Liberty University in Virginia in 2016. To make everyone see that his proposal was true, Trump threatened to introduce a 45% tax on products imported from certain countries such as China (the iPhone’s country of origin).
After pressure from Trump, Apple asked several of its Chinese suppliers (Foxconn and Pegatron) to look into making certain Apple products in the United States.
While Pegatron declined Apple’s proposal, Foxconn did look for some alternatives like building a TFT-LCD factory in the United States. This may be one of the three companies that Tim Cook is considering opening on American soil. Some rumors suggest that such a factory could open in the state of Wisconsin because of the ease of building such a plant in this state.
Even though Apple is starting to rethink the opening of these factories, Tim Cook already explained that the future iPhones will continue to be manufactured in China, due to the skill of the workforce in that country. “China put an emphasis on manufacturing, the United States no longer has as many vocational skills as before, so the manufacturing of certain products will continue to be in China.