Apple to Start Moving Production to U.S. in 2013

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook is certainly making the rounds right now. He recently participated in an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams for Rock Center,which will air tonight at 9:00 p.m. CST. He also spoke candidly and at length with Bloomberg Business Week’s Josh Tyrangiel for an in-depth interview that reads like the man’s biography. In this interview, Cook reveals that some components to the iPhone and iPad are already being made in the U.S. and confirms that “some Macs” will be made in the U.S. starting in 2013.

From deep in the pages of Tyrangiel’s interview with Apple’s CEO, we learn that the “engine” for the iPhone and iPad is made in the U.S. According to Cook, the glass for the devices is made in Kentucky.

“Next year we are going to bring some production to the U.S. on the Mac,” said Cook. “We’ve been working on this for a long time, and we were getting closer to it. It will happen in 2013.”

He went on to say that the company could have simply moved into assembly for their devices, but wanted to be involved in something “more substantial.” Apple invested more than $100 million to bring manufacturing and production of its products to the U.S.

In the previously-mentioned NBC interview that Cook gave to Brian Williams, he also pointed out that money is not the problem with why electronics manufacturing has not made its way into the U.S. “It’s not about the price,” he told Williams. “It’s about the skills, etcetera.” Cook noted that consumer electronics manufacturing was never in the U.S., so it is not an issue of bringing it back into the country, but getting it started. Cook believes that the project to make Mac computers in the U.S. is a step in the right direction.

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