Apple today announced that the company will be manufacturing the new Mac Pro in the US after all. Apple has been making the Mac Pro in the US since 2013, though reports claimed that the company could switch to China with the new Mac Pro to reduce costs.
Apple has now confirmed it will indeed manufacture the new Mac Pro in Austin, Texas, using the same facilities that it used to make the older Mac Pros. Apple will work with more than a dozen American companies for manufacturing the device, as well as getting components for the computer. Apple says the value of American-made components in the new Mac Pro is 2.5 times more than the previous generation Mac Pro.
Apple also revealed that it’s getting a federal product exclusion from the US government, meaning it won’t have to pay for the import tariffs on certain components needed for the Mac Pro. And that’s probably one of the reasons why the company decided to stick to the US for the manufacturing of the new Mac Pro. The company also said it’s “on track” to fulfil its promise to invest $350 billion in the US economy by 2023.