A new report by the University of Manchester’s Center for Research on Socio-Cultural Change says Apple would be able to manufacture iPhones, iPads and all its computers in the United States and still maintain gross margins of 50%.
The report also concludes that Apple’s way of doing business, which involves “hoarding” cash is bad for America.
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