“Last week Patently Apple posted a report titled ‘The Chinese Seem Eager to Open Plants in the US instead of Whining like some in Silicon Valley,'” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple. “Today more blockbuster news came to light about new jobs coming to the U.S.”

Masayoshi Son, the founder and CEO of “SoftBank, one of the largest Japanese companies who owns Sprint, ARM, the technology that goes into every iOS device and many other high profile companies,” Purcher reports, “met with President-elect Donald Trump today and announced that he’ll be investing $50 billion dollars in the U.S. that will create 50,000 new tech jobs.”

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump (left) and Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump (left) and Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son

 
“What was interesting, if not a bit of a buzz, was the paperwork from Trump’s meeting with SoftBank also featured the logo of Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai, a supplier for Apple’s iPhones,” Purcher reports. “If Foxconn was on the paperwork discussed with Trump, it’s no accident. Perhaps the preliminary groundwork that Apple’s CEO did back in June about an iPhone plant in the U.S. with Foxconn is actually on the drawing board. That would be a mind blowing development and a huge win for President-Elect Trump and American workers.”

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“Mr. Son said he had set up the meeting with Mr. Trump and that he likes him ‘very much,'” Ryan Knutson reports for The Wall Street Journal. “Mr. Son, 59 years old, is known as an ambitious investor and has a long history of betting on tech and telecom ventures. Most recently, SoftBank bought U.K. chip designer ARM Holdings PLC for $32 billion.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Two major Apple suppliers are in on this deal. Hmm…

SEE ALSO:
President-elect Trump invites tech leaders to roundtable in Manhattan next week – December 6, 2016
President-elect Trump meets with Apple board member Al Gore at Trump Tower in Manhattan – December 5, 2016
President-elect Trump tells Apple CEO Tim Cook that he’d like to see Apple make products in the U.S. – November 23, 2016
President-elect Trump says Apple CEO Tim Cook called him after election victory – November 22, 2016
Apple could make iPhones in the U.S.A. under President Trump, sources say – November 17, 2016
Japan’s Softbank just became one of Apple’s most important suppliers – July 18, 2016

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Bill” for the heads up.]