It seems that Trump's words a few months ago urging Apple to stop being designed in California but made in China have had an effect. According to analyst Terry Gou, Apple would be seriously considering investing in a production plant on North American soil , which would provide 30,000 to 50,000 workers.
Although the manufacture of electronic components - and basic industry in general - is traditionally more expensive if manufactured in the first world, mainly because of the value of the currency, higher operating and production costs - and of course, that workers Have higher wages and a rights regulation that the company must ensure - Gou believes that the growing demand for larger screens is making the manufacture of electronic parts in the United States begin to be a better option than importing from China.
According to Gou:
IN THE FUTURE, BUYERS COULD PAY UP TO $ 500 MORE FOR PRODUCTS MADE IN AMERICA, BUT THEY WILL NOT NECESSARILY WORK BETTER THAN A $ 300 PHONE.
Hard declarations, because the fame of Chinese products is not precisely quality.
But Apple would not embark on this company alone, as its Foxconn manufacturing ally would probably also follow its biggest customer in this venture by implanting a manufacturing facility in North America , probably Pennsylvania. It is even said that talks have already been held with the state government.
Of concrete, the decision to increase the weight of American manufacture in the Apple products came neither more nor less than of the most powerful man of the planet, the new president Donald Trump. Trump promised during his electoral campaign that he would increase the use and he has not shaken the hand in the pressure to the main American companies that have globalized its production . Even the technology Smart Technologies, which currently works in Canada, could be relocated in the United States.
Obviously the CEOs of the companies are mainly driven by costs and if they decide to follow the words of Trump will be because the president of the United States offers them concessions of land, energy sources and a series of circumstances that tip the balance . The new American protectionist policy also promises a generous tax cut to make it more propitious .
If Trump manages to relocate Apple to the United States, it will be a definitive boost to his Make America great again .
Via | Macrumors