Hey! Apple user here! I have a MacBook, an iPhone, an iPad, and eventually I am sure I will break down and buy an iWatch. In other words, I like my devices to be compatible and I like Apple products!
So you can imagine how excited I am to announce that the next iPhone I own could be made in America! Whooooo! Thanks to President Donald Trump, there are great things on the horizon!
The US President has said in the past he wants Apple to build more products in the US. And now, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, he’s claimed that Apple CEO Tim Cook called him and promised to build “three big plants” in the US. The details about what kind of plants are pretty scarce, so we’ve contacted the Cupertino-based company for a comment and will update when we hear back.
Trump said, “I spoke to [Mr. Cook], he’s promised me three big plants – big, big, big,”he continued, “I said you know, Tim, unless you start building your plants in this country, I won’t consider my administration an economic success. He called me, and he said they are going forward.”
Keep in mind Apple has only made the last-generation Mac Pro in the US. And it has a history of working with international suppliers and outside companies. The iPhone is outsourced to Foxconn and Pegatron, which manufactures the phone at assembly plants across China and Brazil. On the back of every iPhone, you’ll see the following engraved words: “Designed by Apple in California, Assembled in China”
According to The Daily Dot,
The plans were announced at an event Wednesday with President Trump and Foxconn chairman Terry Gou alongside Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and House speaker Paul Ryan. Foxconn will spend more than $10 billion in the next four years to build a 20 million-square-foot facility. It is expected to generate 3,000 jobs and up to 10,000 more with further expansion. The Trump administration said there is also the potential for future facilities in other states like Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan.
I will gladly pay a little more for things made in America. I love supporting my country!
Thank you Foxconn, for investing $10 BILLION DOLLARS with the potential for up to 13K new jobs in Wisconsin! MadeInTheUSA🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/jJghVeb63s
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2017
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 26, 2017