Friday, August 12, 2022

Macs to wave stars and stripes

The IT world’s buzzing with news that Apple Inc., an icon of American creativity, is going to bring manufacturing of some of its Macintosh computers from China to the U.S.

But beyond headlines and flag waving, what does it mean?

Mike Cassidy of SiliconValley.com puts the announcement in perspective. It’s not merely about the fact that wages in China are rising. Nor is it a publicity stunt.

 
Keep in mind that Macs aren’t Apple’s main revenue-earner. Also, most of the parts will be bought from suppliers outside the U.S.

Still, it makes one wonder whether Canadian electronics manufacturer Celestica is considering boosting its assembly lines here.

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Howard Solomon
Howard Solomon
Currently a freelance writer, I'm the former editor of ITWorldCanada.com and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications including ITBusiness.ca and Computer Dealer News. Before that I was a staff reporter at the Calgary Herald and the Brampton (Ont.) Daily Times. I can be reached at hsolomon [@] soloreporter.com

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