Foxconn Reportedly Exploring U.S. Plant Options
Apple's fiercest critics may lose (at least partially) one of their key discussion points if a new rumor becomes reality in the new year.
Apple's Asian-based manufacturing partner Foxconn is certainly not about to bolt on Asia in order to move its entire outfit to North America, but the company that helps produce millions of iPhones may still open one or more manufacturning plants in the United States.
According to published reports Thursday, Foxonn may set up shop in either Los Angeles, California or Detroit, Michigan sometime in the coming year. "Since the manufacturing of Apple's products is rather complicated," Digitimes reports, "the market watchers expect the rumored plants to focus on LCD TV production, which can be highly automated and easier."
For now, this may be as close as we get to seeing Apple products "made in the USA." But it remains a positive sign and one that will likely be warmly embraced by many Apple fans and critics alike.