Apple has been one of the many companies big on outsourcing, and have earned themselves a target on their back that Donald Trump has taken aim at. To little surprise, their CEO Tim Cook isn’t a Trump fan.
During his election campaign this year, Trump spoke of a 45 percent import tariff on all Chinese goods – and iPhones made in China would be among those taxed. “We’re going to get Apple to build their damn computers and things in this country instead of in other countries,” he said at Liberty University in January.
It appears that Apple fears Trump enough where they’re willing to bring back production to the U.S. before Trump even takes office!
According to a report from the Nikkei Asian Review, the Cupertino-based company requested that Foxconn and the other iPhone manufacturer explore moving their smartphone production stateside.
“Apple asked both Foxconn and Pegatron, the two iPhone assemblers, in June to look into making iPhones in the U.S.,” a source told Nikkei. “Foxconn complied, while Pegatron declined to formulate such a plan due to cost concerns.”
Here’s a video on the news, courtesy of Red State Watcher
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Apple’s move appears to fall in line with Trump’s pledge to push American companies to make their products at home. There is a widespread awareness among the American public that the U.S. is losing manufacturing jobs to other countries, thanks to unfair trade practices.
He hasn’t even taken office yet, and he’s already accomplishing more than President Barack Obama. Just imagine what he’ll be able to get done once he actually does take office!