Apple CEO Tim Cook describes the new iMac desktop computers during an Apple event in San Jose. (Photo : Reuters)
Just years after the late Steve Jobs said a good majority of PC production now resides in Asia and "wouldn't be coming back to the U.S." at all, his own company has already proved him wrong. Apple is reportedly producing new iMac PCs in the U.S. according to a report by iFixit.
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Apple hasn't announced yet how many PCs have already been produced in the U.S. nor have they said how many they plan on making here. Experts at the DigitalTrends website predict that a significant number of laptops, all-in-one desktops and other PCs could be produced within the U.S. if Apple really wanted to.
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"We will do as many of these things (in America) as we can do. You can bet that we will use the whole of our influence to do this," said Tim Cook, the chief executive of Apple, at a press conference earlier this year.
The company has had production issues this year with devices like the iPhone 5, and newer iMac, and iPad devices due to heavy demands. The company could be making the new PCs in the U.S. to save time on shipping in order to get the devices to customers quicker.
"A product that includes foreign components may be called 'Assembled in USA' without qualification when its principal assembly takes place in the U.S. and the assembly is substantial," according to the Federal Trade Commission website. "For the assembly claim to be valid, the product's last substantial transformation also should have occurred in the U.S."
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The select all-in-one iMac PCs reportedly have an "Assembled in USA" label placed somewhere on the device. Some customers have already seen the label and thought it was just missing information since iMac PC labels usually say "Designed by Apple in California, Assembled in China" according to Forbes.com.
Apple has also yet to confirm if there is an iMac assembly plant somewhere in the U.S. and how many workers have been hired to work on the PCs.