Apple To Manufacture Mac Mini in U.S. as First American Made Device

Mac miniIn a recent interview with NBC, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook announced that some of the company’s devices would be manufactured in the U.S. starting in 2013. There has been a lot of speculation as to which line of products would get the American Made tag. According to DigiTimes, the little-known Mac mini is coming to America next year.

According to an unnamed source “from the upstream supply chain,” Apple will move Mac mini production lines to the U.S. with Foxconn Electronics in charge of handling establishment.

According to DigiTimes, Foxconn has 15 U.S. operating bases with plans to recruit employees in 2013 to populate new production lines.

The Mac mini is not one of Apple’s biggest sellers. Shipments of the device are expected to only reach 1.4 million for 2012. That may seem like small potatoes compared to the iPad. Apple sold more than three million iPad and iPad minis in just three days this November. However, sales of the Mac mini have increased by 40 percent since last year and are expected to reach 1.8 million in 2013.

A shift in manufacturing to the U.S. could mean a new future for the U.S. economy. For Apple to bring electronics manufacturing to the U.S. means that other companies may follow suit. Once Apple’s experiment gets off the ground, we may see more manufacturing plants open up, which would create more jobs and boost the economy, which would benefit Apple and other electronics companies greatly.

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  • Sapling

    I have had the iMac,and the Mac Mini,both of them have got fault issues at production. The iMac has a faulty screen,and the new Mac Mini has HDMI Port connectivity fault. In other words they are selling faulty computers,that`s why people are not buying them.

    I am using a Mac Mini off 2007,and I have been advised not to buy one till they fix the problem.

    Most people think that the Mac Mini is cheap,but if you get the full specs it will cost you £1,649 in the UK and $2,516 in the USA.