Sanders joins Trump in saying Apple should build its products in U.S.

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Sanders wants Apple to feel the Bern.
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Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have something in common beyond being outsider candidates: both want Apple to manufacture its devices in the United States.

During an interview this week, Sanders was asked about Apple and said that, “I do wish they’d be manufacturing some of their devices, here, in the United States rather than in China.”

In doing so, he echoes (often derided) comments made by Republican rival Donald Trump, who earlier this year said that he was, “gonna get Apple to start building their damn computers and things in this country instead of in other countries.”

$50 price bump for Trump’s U.S. iPhones is just as realistic as his hair

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Yeah, we're pretty incredulous about your ideas, too, Mr. Trump.
Yeah, we're pretty incredulous about your ideas, too, Mr. Trump.
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Would you shell out an extra $50 for your iPhone if it were made in the United States?

Maybe, but getting consumers to pay more isn’t even the most unrealistic aspect of Donald Trump’s goal of forcing Apple to bring manufacturing back to America.

Trump’s dream: Bring Apple manufacturing back to U.S.

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Trump would love to see Apple move operations back to the U.S.
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Donald Trump has said that his “real dream” is for Apple, along with other U.S. companies, to bring their manufacturing back to the United States.

Trump made the comments during an interview to promote his new book, Crippled America. “We think of Apple as an American company,” Trump said. “But they make their product in China. And they have offices here, but China makes more money with Apple than we do, if you think about it.”

Manufacturing problems could make the iPhone 6 hard to find at launch

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With a much larger screen size, the iPhone 6 may be the most radical redesign of Apple’s smartphone ever. But with such a major redesign in the works, there’s a lot that can go wrong, and it looks like something already has: according to reports, defects in the iPhone 6’s metal chassis could lead to short supply of enough devices to go around when it launches in September.