MacDailyNews reader “Barry C.” thinks that “Apple is really missing the public relations gravy train.”
Barry writes: If Apple would publicly begin to manufacture in the U.S.A. again, Jobs could start another revolution. One that invests in U.S. high tech manufacturing. It’s never truly realized by consumers how all this great hardware is manufactured 100% in China.
With Apple’s high, yet worthy, profit margins, there is absolutely no reason they could not begin to manufacture here. Even a small trial factory, perhaps the the next iPod nano or just Mac accessories like cables. They would save in many ways that would offset the salary discontinuity between China and the US; time to market, shipping and fuel costs, shipping delays, increased product cycle, and ultimately, even more brand loyalty.
I think a public campaign with a new Apple manufacturing center based in the U.S. is a no-brainer!
So, what do you think, in this economic climate, with 9.5% unemployment, would creating American jobs help Apple to sell more products? Would Americans be more inclined to choose, for example, Macs if they were Made in the USA?