Earlier this month, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that Apple will invest over $100 million to produce Macs in the U.S. by 2013. At that time, a spokesman for Foxconn confirmed that they would be expanding the operations in North America. But lately, the sometimes reliable Taiwanese publication DigiTimes has reported that Apple and Foxconn are moving Mac mini production to the US. So will Apple make both the Mac and Mac mini within the U.S?
Apple is Foxconn Electronics’ (Hon Hai Precision Industry) biggest client. At present, Foxconn has about 15 operating bases in the U.S. But Foxconn has said that it’ll bring more manufacturing to America and hence the company plans to start recruiting workers for new automated production lines.
DigiTimes says, Foxconn will run Apple’s new US-based production lines (Mac mini) and Mac mini shipments are expected to reach 1.4 million units by the end of 2012, and will be up 30 percent year-to-year with 1.8 million units in 2013.
If that really happens, then this is the very first product, which Apple is going to make withing U.S. We still can’t say for sure, whether it is a rumor or not. So keep an eye on our website to know the real fact.