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Apple to Move Mac Pro Production From US to China !!


The Wall Street Journal on Friday quoted people familiar with the matter as saying that Apple is converting its new Mac Pro desktop computer to China from the United States.
The move came at a time when Trump's administration threatened to impose new fees to cover almost all imports from China and pressed Apple and other manufacturers to make their products in the United States if they wanted to avoid tariffs.
Last week, Apple asked its major suppliers to assess the implications of the cost of moving 15 to 30 percent of its production capacity from China to Southeast Asia, according to the Nikkei report.
China is a key market for Apple, as well as a major center for the production of its devices. The company received nearly 18% of its total revenue from major China in the quarter ended March.
The Apple Mac, a $ 6,000 device used by creative professionals, faces a drop in demand, the magazine said.
"Like all of our products, the new Mac Pro is designed and engineered in California and includes components from several countries, including the United States," said an Apple spokesman. "Final assembly is only one part of the manufacturing process."
Apple's decision coincides with the end of tax benefits it received for making the desktop at a factory in Texas operated by the contract maker Flex Ltd., according to the magazine.
The report said the giant technology company used Quanta Computer for the contractor to manufacture the computer and increase production at a factory near Shanghai.
Quanta did not respond to a request for comment.
Apple shares fell nearly 1% to $ 197.64.
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