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11-08-2012, 02:01 PM #1
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.
11-08-2012, 02:49 PM #2
I really hope this goes through. I would by a new iDevice just to see the "made in the USA" on the back.
11-08-2012, 02:53 PM #3
The start of the 'fall of Apple'....
11-08-2012, 02:57 PM #4
Foxconn would have to pay exponentially higher wages, and charge the likes of Apple exponentially higher costs, which in turn would exponentially increase the cost of a device for the consumer.
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11-08-2012, 05:06 PM #9
i wont buy an apple product if days worth of child labor isnt poured into it
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11-08-2012, 07:24 PM #11
You guys need to get a grip. It says LCD TV manufacturing. What that means, well frankly no one has any idea. Maybe it's screens, maybe it's TV's, and maybe this never happens.
And just because things are made in America doesn't mean quality. Have you driven a Ford lately?
11-08-2012, 08:06 PM #12
Japanese car companies moved manufacturing here many years ago with good results. So what if component X goes from $1 to $3 to make, Apple will charge $10 more, fanboyz will pay, everybody's happy.
11-08-2012, 09:40 PM #13
I don't know if Foxconn is up for the challenge ya know like the whole crazy law about human rights!
11-09-2012, 11:55 AM #14
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11-09-2012, 12:01 PM #15
Everyone does realize that Foxconn has more clients than Apple right? What the article is stating is that since they are spending so much time on Apple products and the likes, they are thinking of building a factory here to outsource some of their production of LCD TV's, etc. They aren't going to be making iPhone's.
11-09-2012, 06:35 PM #16
Umm I have a 2010 Ford F150 Fx4 and it demolishes any other truck on the road. In terms of comfort, luxury, modern, and hauling. So FO!
11-10-2012, 05:49 AM #17
European Fords also have a higher build quality than American Fords. I think it's down to the competition from the brilliant German cars.
Remember how they sued Ferrari for naming their F1 car the Ferrari F150?!
11-10-2012, 10:31 AM #18