During Apple’s Q3 2019 earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the company wants to continue making the Mac Pro in the United States. Cook has said this in response to a question about Apple potentially moving Mac Pro production out of the United States due to tariffs on parts imported from China.
Apple will not be given Tariff waiver, or relief, for Mac Pro parts that are made in China. Make them in the USA, no Tariffs!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2019
“We’ve been making the Mac Pro in the United States and we want to continue doing that. We’re working and investing currently in the capacity to do so. We want to continue to be there. That’s what’s behind the exclusions.”
Apple has been making the current Mac Pro in Austin, Texas since its launch in 2013. But according to a report from The Wall Street Journal, they said that the upcoming 2019 Mac Pro will be assembled in China by Quanta Computer.
In a statement at the time, Apple said that “final assembly is only one part of the manufacturing process” explaining that the Mac Pro is designed and engineered in California and includes U.S.-made components.