Apple is planning to build 3 big beautiful factories in the U.S. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Trump said that the company has called him and committed to manufacturing three big beautiful plants in the United States.
There are scant details about this discussion. The company itself has refused to comment to the Journal and hasn’t responded to any request to comment. Therefore, no assumptions could be made on the information available. What those plants will manufacture is still ambiguous, as is their location.
“I spoke to [Mr. Cook], he’s promised me three big plants–big, big, big,” Mr. Trump said as part of a discussion about business-tax reform and business investment. “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.”
Apple’s representatives refused to give any clarification about this statement.
If Trump’s statement is correct, it would be a big investment from Apple’s side and it could really shake things up. Currently, the firm has only Mac Pros manufactured in the U.S and has given no commitments to continue it. Tim Cook earlier explained that iPhones are manufactured in China because of the expert workforce. “China put an enormous focus on manufacturing,” he said. “The U.S., over time, began to stop having as many vocational kind of skills. I mean, you can take every tool and die maker in the United States and probably put them in a room that we’re currently sitting in. In China, you would have to have multiple football fields.”
That is the reason it seems to be very convincing that Trump has details wrong here. For example, Cook may have said that Apple’s providers are constructing new industrial facilities in the US, as opposed to Apple itself. Apple as of late put $200 million in Corning, which supplies cover glass for iPhones, with the goal of supporting the organization’s assembling endeavours, officially situated in Kentucky.Foxconn, a prominent Apple supplier, is intending to build a TFT-LCD manufacturing plant in the U.S, with the latest rumours proposing the company is considering Wisconsin as the state where the plant will be constructed.