Apple Decides to Make Macs in the U.S.: 10 Reasons It's a Smart Move
Apple CEO Tim Cook has confirmed that his company will produce some Macintosh computers in the U.S. In order to do so, Apple will invest $100 million in domestic production facilities. Although Apple won't produce the devices itself, the company's investment will be used to fund the entire project. Simply put, Apple is getting serious about bringing at least some jobs back to the U.S. through its production efforts. While it might not be a groundbreaking announcement, it's certainly a notable one. For years, Apple has been producing products in China. The company has worked with Foxconn, which has produced everything from the iPhone to the iPad. Foxconn offers Apple a cheap manufacturing capacity, but has been hit hard by Fair Labor inspectors who criticized the company—after Apple requested the auditors come in—for paying too little and forcing employees to work too many hours. That Apple is bringing some Mac production back to the U.S. indicates that the times might be changing a bit in Cupertino, Calif. For the first time in a long time, the back-end decisions that have negatively impacted U.S. manufacturing might actually start helping the country. Take a look at the reasons why Apple's decision to produce Macs in the U.S. matter.
It Makes Apple Look Better
That Apple, the world's largest company, wasn't producing at least some products in the country it calls home was a major black mark on its record. By bringing some Mac production to the U.S., Apple looks like it's actually trying to give back a bit. That should only help its standing in the court of public opinion.