Published: Fri, July 28, 2017
Science | By Boyd Webster

Apple refuses to confirm Trump's wild claims

Apple refuses to confirm Trump's wild claims

President Donald Trump's latest media interview brought this not-very-revealing revelation: Apple Inc. promised the President that it would build "three big plants, attractive plants", he said. He claims that the company's CEO Time Cook called him up and promised to build 3 big plants in the country.

Donald Trump says Apple is moving forward with establishing three big factories in the US.

Apple now employs two million workers in the USA, including suppliers, app developers and other entrepreneurs. It's thought to be more likely that Trump's promise that Apple is building three new factories in the U.S. actually means Apple's partners will be building these factories, possibly with Apple investment in the locations.

In his coming-out statement in 2014, Cook said that "we pave the sunlit path to justice together, brick by brick".

According to CNet, "Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group, which assembles iPhones for Apple in China, is already considering a facility in the US".

The fact is that Apple is not in the business of controlling its own production anymore.

It's unclear where those manufacturing plants will be located, how many people they may employ and which products they might produce.

Mr. Cook also said the company planned to invest at least $1-billion (U.S.) to support advanced manufacturing companies in the United States.

New York Magazine reports Apple doesn't build manufacturing plants anymore. "How does it help us when they make it in China?"

While Apple might be headquartered in the U.S., the majority of the company's production operations are overseas in countries like China. "Because if we can create many manufacturing jobs around - those manufacturing jobs create more jobs around them, because you have a service industry that builds up around them".

Cook is said to have asked its main Asian assemblers Foxconn, Pegatron and Wistron to look at putting plants in the USA.

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