Apple Will Make Their Newest Mac Pro in China Instead of US
While the older models were assembled and crafted in the U.S., this will be the first one to be assembled in China, several reports confirmed. The grand reveal of the Mac Pro was a few months ago, and it is expected to appear on the market later this year.
Apple already warned the U.S. trade representative, Rober Lighthizer, that this move would, without a doubt, hurt U.S. economy. Thanks to recent trade tensions between the two countries, Apple has already considered moving at least part of the production outside of China.
Even though Mac Pro is both designed and engineered in the U.S., its components are from several different countries.
Changing the assembly from China and the U.S. will probably reduce the shipping costs. Furthermore, the factory in Shanghai, where the Mac Pro will be assembled, is close to the other suppliers of Apple in Asia. The contractor, Quanta Computer, is working closely with Apple to assemble this new desktop. The expected price of the Mac Pro is $6,000. Moreover, President Trump had said that it would be much better to move the entire assembly from China to the U.S.
Furthermore, there is still a chance that Apple will move their factories out of China due to recent growth in the tension between the countries. It is possible that they will move them somewhere like Ireland.