Apple Investing $100 Million to Build Mac Line in Texas

Way back in December, Apple CEO Tim Cook made headlines when we revealed that one of the existing Mac lines would be manufactured exclusively in the United States in 2013. Cook didn't elaborate on which line but said the company has been working 'for years' on doing more in the United States.

This week, Tim Cook revealed just where it plans to build those computers. All Things D reports that Tim Cook offered a little more information on Apple's plans to build computers in the United States while speaking before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations on Tuesday. Cook is quoted as saying Apple will invest $100 million in the construction of a Mac product line in Texas.

"The product will be assembled in Texas, include components made in Illinois and Florida, and rely on equipment produced in Kentucky and Michigan," Apple's CEO is quoted as saying.

Though Cook has yet to reveal which line will be assembled in the USA, numerous orders of the 2012 iMac shipped with 'Made in the USA' stamped on the back. While this is by no means a confirmation that the iMac line will be chosen for USA assembly, it's hard to ignore. We'll keep you posted on any developments.

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  • Spooderman
    Oh boy
  • nevilence
    Wonder if the workers in those apple plants will have to sign non-suicide agreements too?
  • Shankovich
    Good for them : ). I just bought a BBQ the other day that was labelled as "Made in North America", and it came with a pamphlet thanking me and showing off manufacturing right here at home :)