Earlier this week, we reported about the possibility that some iMacs could be assembled here in the U.S. The assumption was based on the “Assembled in USA” caption that is etched into the casing of the new iMac. Thankfully, Apple CEO Tim Cook is giving us some insight into the company’s plans. In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, Cook confirms that Apple will bring back “some” production of its iMacs in the U.S.
“Next year we are going to bring some production to the U.S. on the Mac. We’ve been working on this for a long time, and we were getting closer to it. It will happen in 2013. We’re really proud of it. We could have quickly maybe done just assembly, but it’s broader because we wanted to do something more substantial,” Cook said. The CEO says that Apple is going to invest $100 million to make it all happen. “This doesn’t mean that Apple will do it ourselves, but we’ll be working with people, and we’ll be investing our money,” Cook added.