Trump says Apple will build three "big, beautiful" plants in the US

Trump said Apple's Tim Cook 'promised' him he'd build three US factories, says report

The US President told the Wall Street Journal that Apple CEO Tim Cook had called him to say the iPhone-maker would do more manufacturing domestically and promised the three big plants.

Apple was a target for Trump during his campaign because most of the manufacturing operations for products the companys sells in the U.S. are based in China.

Mr. Trump has reiterated several times that he would bring manufacturing jobs back to the US. But there is a zero-per-cent chance this is true. The most famous one is probably Foxconn as the company has been building more than a billion iPhones for the past ten years. Apple isn't alone in this as many other companies tend to outsource production and manufacturing to China and India because labor is cheaper than back home, which means higher profit margins.




"We're really proud to do it". This is the impossible situation faced by both the political and the business press in trying to write about public figures who should be authoritative sources, but can't be believed. Instead, the company relies on a wide array of suppliers or assemblers.

Apple, on its part, had been making disclosures to highlight how it had been contributing to job creation in the United States. Foxconn, a major Apple supplier, is also said to be planning its first United States factory. Foxconn, the Taiwanese company that assembles iPhones under contract with Apple, is scouting for locations to build a US factory, and Mr. Trump was expected to announce one on Wednesday. Apple products might be produced in this factory despite the fact that Apple won't own it. It has claimed to have created close to 2 million jobs, out of which 80,000 are in the USA while the rest of those figures are contributed by its developers and suppliers. During the campaign last year، President Trump made repeated calls for American companies to produce more in the United States in order to create jobs and revive the manufacturing sector. Right now, Apple only has Mac Pros manufactured in the U.S., and it hasn't even committed to continuing that.

That said, it's not entirely a surprise to see Apple stay quiet on the news about its future plans.

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