During his appearance before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations on Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that Apple’s “Made-in-USA” Macs will be manufactured in Texas. The Cupertino company announced its plans to produce one of its Mac lines on U.S. soil last December, but until now, it was unclear where the process would take place.
“We’re investing $100 million to build a Mac product line here in the U.S.,” Cook said. “The product will be assembled in Texas, include components made in Illinois and Florida, and rely on equipment produced in Kentucky and Michigan.”
The machine won’t just be assembled on in the United States, then — many of its components will be manufactured here, too. But this doesn’t mean Apple will set up its own manufacturing facilities. Cook has previously stated that the company will worth with manufacturing partners instead.
And that manufacturing partner is likely to be one that Apple already has a good relationship with. AllThingsD notes that Foxconn, Apple’s biggest manufacturing partner, which handles the majority of its assembly, recently opened a plant in Texas to “meet the needs of certain unnamed customers.”
Now it all makes sense.