It intends to spend $30 billion at the U.S. on new data centers and other facilities, create 20,000 new jobs,  construct a new corporate campus and spend money on educating the next generation too.  

What is not to enjoy? The naysayers would point to a few items, including the location at which it makes the products that account for most of its profits — iPhones.  

Since the telephone would cost up to double, at the $2,000 range for its iPhone X, says tech analyst Tim Bajarin of Creative Strategies. And he cites other motives as well, especially the price of skilled labor in China (that are paid about $100 per week, he notes, far less than we provide,) the availability of parts in Asia and also the lack of suitable manufacturing facilities here, which might cost Apple countless dollars to build.  

“It may be achieved, at a massive cost, not simply to Apple, but for me and you too,” says Bajarin. The bottom line: “We dropped production to Asia, Southeast Asia, India and Mexico just two to three decades before, and it’s not coming back. ”

Beyond Apple, Samsung produces many of its Galaxy mobiles in South Korea and manufactures them there, in addition to Vietnam and India, while Amazon churns out those Echo and Dot speakers at China, and Japan established Nintendo makes the popular breeze video game program in Asia as well.    

I understand all of the reasons for why Apple might opt not to make an iPhone here, but it doesn’t stop me from stating, attempt it.   If Apple learned as the Chinese and wanted to shift some production , start an Apple University to instruct workers to be nimble, it could. After all, we are talking about the world company that is innovative.  

The business could offer a unique, more expensive, “Made in the U.S.A.” edition of this iPhone (in red, white and blue colors(possibly) and I’m betting people would purchase it. Maybe not with the sorts of numbers seen with the version, but is not it worth giving it a go, and possibly, ahem, thinking?  

Readers, feel free to weigh in on the remarks. I’d really like to hear what you have to say. And speaking of listening, if you want to have a look at the audio version of the piece, simply click here to listen to #TalkingTech on Stitcher.  

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