It intends to spend $30 billion in the U.S. on new data centers and other amenities, create 20,000 new jobs, construct a brand new corporate campus and spend money on educating the next generation too.
What’s not to like? The naysayers would point to a couple things, including the location at which it makes the products which account for most of its profits — iPhones.
At the $ 2,000 range for the X, says technology analyst Tim Bajarin of Creative Strategies, because the phone would cost as much as double. And he cites other motives as well, especially the price of skilled labour in China (that are paid around $100 per week, he notes, way less than we offer,) the availability of parts in Asia and the lack of acceptable manufacturing facilities here, that would cost Apple millions of dollars to construct.
“It could be done, at a price, not simply to Apple, but to you and me too,” says Bajarin. The bottom line: “We lost manufacturing to Southeast Asia, Asia, India and Mexico just two to three decades before, and it’s never coming back. ”
Beyond Apple, Samsung creates many of its Galaxy phones in South Korea and manufactures them in addition to Vietnam and India, while Amazon churns out those Echo and Dot speakers at China, and Japan based Nintendo makes the popular breeze video game program in Asia also.
I know all of the reasons for why Apple might choose not to create an iPhone here, but it doesn’t stop me try it. If Apple learned as the Chinese and wanted to change some production , start an Apple University to train workers to be nimble, it could. After all, we’re talking about the world firm that is innovative.
The business could provide a special, more expensive, “Made in the U.S.A.” edition of this iPhone (in red, white and blue colours, possibly) and I’m betting people would purchase it. Not with the kinds of numbers found with the less expensive version, but is not it worth giving it a go, and perhaps, ahem, thinking?
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