Looks like Apple is sick of being the face of outsourcing. America's most valuable company is bringing production of one of its Mac lines to the US, CEO Tim Cook says in a pair of interviews out today. "We've been working for years on doing more and more in the United States," Cook tells Brian Williams at NBC, pointing out that the iPhone's "engine" and screen glass are already produced domestically. "Next year, we will do one of our existing Mac lines in the United States." (No word on which one, or where said manufacturing will happen.)
"The consumer electronics world was really never here," he adds. "So it's not a matter of bringing it back, it's a matter of starting it here." In a Bloomberg interview also released today, he reveals that the company will do more than "just assembly" in the US. "We wanted to do something more substantial. So we'll literally invest over $100 million." But Cook also sounded committed to Foxconn, boasting of all the work Apple was doing to improve conditions there, including educating workers about their rights.