Mac mini said to be first US-built computer in Apple's domestic production push

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Apple and Foxconn are moving Mac mini production to the US, says DigiTimes, contradicting earlier rumors that a redesigned Mac Pro would be the first to land in the country. Earlier this month, CEO Tim Cook told Brian Williams that Apple was planning to invest $100 million to bring Mac production home, and a spokesman for Foxconn has recently confirmed rumors that it would be expanding its operations in North America. According to DigiTimes, the company will run Apple’s new US-based production lines.

Components like Apple's Samsung-built SoCs are already manufactured in the US, and some of its computers, like custom-built iMacs, are already assembled in the country. But rather than just put more computers together in the US, Cook plans to focus on higher value added production, saying, "we could have quickly maybe done just assembly, but it’s broader because we wanted to do something more substantial.”

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