President Trump took to Twitter on yesterday to say that Apple wouldn’t be granted tariff waivers on Mac Pro parts made in China. Now, Trump is saying that he expects Apple to announce it should open a manufacturing plant in Texas, based on Reuters. Trump made the remark while meeting with reporters in the White House yesterday night. Trump mentioned that he has a “lot of liking and respect” for Tim Cook and that he thinks they’ll be capable of work out the Mac Pro situation.
It’s unclear what, if something, Trump is basing this comment on. Apple did manufacture the 2013 trash can Mac Pro in a manufacturing unit in Texas; however, the firm had quite a few issues doing that due to the shortage of US production infrastructure. It appears unlikely that Apple would revisit Texas manufacturing; however, maybe Trump is aware of one thing the rest of us don’t.
Though Trump repeatedly claimed that Apple was constructing manufacturing plants in Wisconsin, which was not true.
Apple initially requested that the Trump administration waive tariffs on the brand new Mac Pro earlier this week. Trump introduced on Twitter yesterday morning that America wouldn’t waive tariffs on the Mac Pro with a simple message: “make them in the USA, no Tariffs!”.
The 2019 Mac Pro will begin at $6,000, with higher-end configurations anticipated to succeed in as a lot as $50,000. A 25 percent tariff is a major amount of money for a machine that expensive.