Since Apple’s new cheese grater-looking Mac Pro was announced last June, the company has released a statement that the new PCs will be made in the U.S.A., specifically in Austin, Texas – the same place where Mac Pros have been made since 2013.
This new Mac Pro will include parts sourced from 36 states; including areas in Arizona, Maine, New York, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Vermont, and of course, Texas. According to Apple, the company is able to manufacture in the U.S. thanks to a “federal product exclusion” for some of the computer’s components. With this, this upcoming Mac Pro is said to have American-made components which are worth 2.5 times more than the previous version.
While the announcement may not be surprising to most, the move feels like a response to the potential increase in tariffs on computer manufacturing. U.S. President Trump has called out Apple’s outsourcing of labor and manufacturing in China in the past, so designing and engineering the Mac Pro on American shores puts the company on the administration’s good side.
With manufacturing on the new Mac Pro being done locally in America, Apple says they are supporting 450,000 jobs with U.S. suppliers and are dead set on increasing their growth. The company is currently on track to reach its $350 billion investment goal in the U.S. economy by 2023, so the Mac Pro definitely won’t be the last computer they make exclusively on U.S. soil.
The Apple Mac Pro will be out later this fall 2019.