According to a report, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is planning to move its Mac Mini production back to the US with Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd. (TPE:2354). Earlier this month, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s CEO, Tim Cook, said that the company was planning to invest $100 million to start manufacturing in the US. The production from the factories will start in 2013.
The shipments of Mac Mini are on the rise, climbing more than 40 percent this year to around 1.4 million units. The device has also received an upgrade this year; it comes with quad-core Intel Core i7 processor running at 2.3 gigahertz.
DigiTimes reports that Foxconn, the company that manufactures most of Apple devices in China, will be “responsible for handling establishment” in the US.
It’s well known that predictions of DigiTimes are kind of hit or miss, and therefore the source is not much reliable. But what’s known for sure is that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is looking to bring manufacturing of Mac to the US.
Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd. (TPE:2354) has also confirmed that they are expanding their operations in North America. Foxconn has about 15 operating bases in the country and the company plans to recruit more workers in 2013 for new product lines like the iMacs and Mac Minis.
DigiTimes claims that shipments of Mac Mini are expected to rise 30% in 2013 to 1.8 million units.
Some new iMacs are bearing the label of “Assembled in USA”, which means iMacs are already being assembled in the US.