Apple today confirmed that its brand new Mac Pro will be manufactured in Austin, Texas. It will soon enter production at the same facility where the last Mac Pro was assembled.
The move is part of Apple’s commitment to U.S. economic growth, it says. It is currently on track to invest $350 billion into its home country by 2023.
Apple’s newly-designed Mac Pro might just be its most exciting machine in nearly a decade. Its the first model since 2012 that can be easily upgraded and repaired by the user.
Where the machine would be manufactured has been the subject of many rumors. It was previously believed that assembly would move back to China after Apple lined up a deal with Quanta.
But that’s not the case. Apple today revealed Mac Pro manufacturing isn’t going anywhere.
Mac Pro to be made in Austin
The new Mac Pro will be manufactured in the same Austin, Texas, facility Apple has been using for Mac Pro production since 2013.
The machine will include components designed, developed, and manufactured by more than a dozen American companies. Suppliers all over the country will be involved in its production.
The value of those components in the 2019 Mac Pro is 2.5 times greater than in the 2013 model. And that’s made possible by federal product exclusions Apple is receiving for some products.
Apple ‘proud’ to support U.S.
“The Mac Pro is Apple’s most powerful computer ever and we’re proud to be building it in Austin. We thank the administration for their support enabling this opportunity,” said Cook today.
“We believe deeply in the power of American innovation. That’s why every Apple product is designed and engineered in the US, and made up of parts from 36 states, supporting 450,000 jobs with US suppliers, and we’re going to continue growing here.”
Apple revealed earlier this year that it now supports 2.4 million jobs in the U.S. — including 90,000 direct employees. In 2018 alone, it spent over $60 billion with over 9,000 local suppliers.
Apple has also confirmed a $250 million investment in American glass manufacturer Corning, which supplies panels for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. This is part of the $5 billion it has vowed to invest in American companies back in 2017.