Apple has been manufacturing the Mac Pro at a plant in Austin, Texas, since 2013. However, it seems that the company is shifting production to China for the new Mac Pro model that was recently unveiled. This isn’t going to surprise anyone, though, given that the bulk of Apple’s products are manufactured in China.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is going to manufacture its new Mac Pro in China and not the United States. The decision will raise some eyebrows, though, as the prospect of 25 percent tariffs on imports from China still looms. It’s this prospect that has some Apple manufacturing partners reiterating that they have the capability to shit iPhone production out of China.
Apple also risks getting called out by President Donald Trump for this move who has previously criticized the company for not making its products in the United States as well. It doesn’t help that Apple did play up the fact that it was making the Mac Pro in the United States when the previous model was released.
The company told the scribe that the new Mac Pro will retain some components that will be made in the United States. “Final assembly is only one part of the manufacturing process,” said an Apple spokesperson.
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