Apple still wants to make Mac Pro in America

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President Donald Trump recently said no to Apple’s request for tariff relief, saying it could only get it if it built computers and other devices in the USA.

“We’ve been making the Mac Pro in the U.S, and want to continue doing that,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said Tuesday, on an earnings call with analysts.

There have been media reports that Apple couldn’t get the parts it needed at its Texas manufacturing plant to make the Macs and had returned to China to make them there instead.

“I wouldn’t put a lot of stock” into those reports, Cook said, despite the bulk of parts for Apple’s most popular product, the iPhone, coming from China.

He said on the call that Apple products are built “globally,” mentioning Japan, China, Korea and the European Union countries. “That’s the nature of a global supply chain.”

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