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The same loopholes apply in Chna as they do in the United States. Foxconn houses and feeds its employees to cut down on cost, that isn't possible in the West. Cutting health care insurance costs is not quite having no health care costs. It is still higher; even if Apple is able to mitigate the costs there is more overhead associated with manufacturing in developed vs developing nations.

You forget that they can employ about 99% less individuals if they use automation to it's fullest, and energy is cheaper in the U.S. than anywhere else. So higher up-front costs will lead to savings in the future.

edit: I'm sorry you can't convince me that any company with enough resources to choose where they will manufacture would base their choice on any other factor than cost. When it comes down to it any PR they get from doing this would be fleeting at best, and considering the number of people who buy Apple products already, whatever boost they get from it would not be significant enough to justify it that way.
Edited by un-midas touch - 12/20/12 at 4:21pm
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Tim Cook confirms one line of Macs will be exclusively US-manufactured in 2013

Just a single line, why not all iMacs, or Towers or Macbooks. I would buy American Made, just because it was American Made and I hate Apples..........
Edited by knightsilver - 12/30/12 at 11:07am
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I'd pay a premium for made in the USA, I already do. Snap on or harbor freight? Not a difficult choice.
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Honestly, If these are MADE in Usa as opposed to assembled in usa and Apple stops being patent trolls, I may seriously consider a macbook for my next laptop, i mean, I'm not going to game on it, thats what my rig is for
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Even though I am Canadian, frankly I would pay a premium for any product manufactured exclusively in Canada or the US. It's called supporting the "local" economy. I have a number of Apple products in the house (I have an IPad Mini while wife and daughter are decked out with Iphones and macbook pro's) and applaud this decision on the part of Apple.

Americans used to take pride in buying something with the made in USA logo on it. Canadians would do well to support our neighbor in similar fashion.thumb.gif
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and a 50% price hike on said mac line promoted as "elite" while having the same or higher failure rate as previous mac lines.

My company builds a few models (higher-end) of their branded PCs in the US and they have fewer failures, are built better and are still competitively priced.
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I'd pay a premium for made in the USA, I already do. Snap on or harbor freight? Not a difficult choice.

Come on now, how is that a fair comparison?


If the product is better then yeah I'm all for buying Products made in the USA.

Lemme ask everyone this if you a have lets say product A and Product B.

Both products are the same price, and product A is made in the USA.
Product B is made in China, but it is a better made and higher quality product.

Would you still buy product A just because it is made in the USA?
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Come on now, how is that a fair comparison?
If the product is better then yeah I'm all for buying Products made in the USA.
Lemme ask everyone this if you a have lets say product A and Product B.
Both products are the same price, and product A is made in the USA.
Product B is made in China, but it is a better made and higher quality product.
Would you still buy product A just because it is made in the USA?

There's other factors though. Namely working conditions in China and their general disregard for the copyright and trademark laws of other countries. At least that's something I consider.
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Even though I am Canadian, frankly I would pay a premium for any product manufactured exclusively in Canada or the US. It's called supporting the "local" economy. I have a number of Apple products in the house (I have an IPad Mini while wife and daughter are decked out with Iphones and macbook pro's) and applaud this decision on the part of Apple.
Americans used to take pride in buying something with the made in USA logo on it. Canadians would do well to support our neighbor in similar fashion.thumb.gif
I love this Canadian, as I love every Canadian. wink.gif Seriously though, I agree 100%! thumb.gif
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I think the Mac Mini is slated to be made in the US, along with the new iMac's. then the iPhone 5S or 6. Hopefully that will bring some better quality control as consumers were really unhappy with the iPhone 5 scratches out of the box..
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