Announced at WWDC this year, Apple's new Mac Pro will begin production soon, and today, the Cupertino company confirmed that the new PC will be manufactured at the same Austin, Texas plant where the previous model was manufactured since 2013. The firm said that it's receiving a federal product exclusion, so it's likely that manufacturing these PCs in the U.S. is getting it a deal on taxes on products coming in from China.
"The Mac Pro is Apple’s most powerful computer ever and we’re proud to be building it in Austin. We thank the administration for their support enabling this opportunity," said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. "We believe deeply in the power of American innovation. That’s why every Apple product is designed and engineered in the US, and made up of parts from 36 states, supporting 450,000 jobs with US suppliers, and we’re going to continue growing here."
According to the announcement, the parts in the new Mac Pro are sourced from over a dozen American companies, which are from Arizona, Maine, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Vermont. Apple also said that there are two and a half times as many American-made parts in the new Mac Pro compared to the old one, in terms of value.
Apple's plan is to invest $350 billion into the United States economy through 2023, and it says that it's on track to reach that goal. The firm says it supports 2.4 million jobs across the country, and that includes 90,000 of its own employees.