Made in the U.S.A.: Key Apple suppliers increasing U.S. production

“Over the last year, some of Apple’s key component suppliers have begun increasing their U.S.-based production, which could be a sign that more of the iPhone is already made in America than one might think,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.

“Over the last year, some of the more prominent chipmakers that Apple does business with, including Texas Instruments and Avago Technologies, have begun to increase their stateside production of components,” Hughes reports. “One industry contact who spoke with AppleInsider said that many of these companies are expanding their U.S. production in part because of orders received from ‘a large personal electronics manufacturer’ that continues to see record breaking sales. Afraid to identify Apple by name, some in the industry are said to jokingly refer to growing orders from a mysterious ‘fruit vendor.'”

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  1. Maybe Apple are finding more alternatives for parts formerly sourced from Samsung ?

    If this trend and another related trend continue to their logical extremes, Samsung will have to slavishly copy Apple and stop using any Samsung parts in their own products.

    1. The only problem is that the biggest of these “conspicuous” companies is Samsung. Their new fab in texas is now fully operational and churning out many more “AX” processors for the fruit vendor.

    1. larry ellison, who was a good friend of steve jobs, just bought most of the “dole” island in hawaii. he supposedly wants to increase economic activity on the island. maybe he is building plants to supply parts to the other fruit company that no one can name.

  2. Best news in awhile.
    Maybe slowly they can wean themselves from China.

    Apple has the money, but do they have the political clout to change the over-regulation, union stranglehold, and environmental near-sightedness that has decimated out manufacturing base?

    Let’s hope…

    1. over-regulation: Wrong

      union stranglehold: Wrong

      environmental near-sightedness: Wrong

      When Reagan got rid of the tariffs THAT is what has decimated our manufacturing. Unions in the 50s-60s were strong and so were our manufacturing so u are spouting right wing bull.

      1. Really? I’m not denying that free-trade has made life more competitive, but your comparison of the 50’s and 60’s to when the rest of the world finally caught up after WWII and ignoring the reality of the three reasons I mentioned doesn’t prove much to me, other than you might be young or have never worked in the industrial realm.

        Placing all the tariffs in the world on imports is not going to allow us to build products that people can afford, not to mention the fact that it would raise the prices of OUR exports in retaliation to the tariffs.

        Sorry for the reality check, but I am ‘spouting’ what I have seen and learned through the years, not ‘bull’ that some college prof burned into my undeveloped mind.

  3. Hopefully it will be a good idea. Since american enterprises bought factories who where able to build small cars (and not only those terrifying V8 and V6 energy wasting disasters), and other fine works, it could be now possible to have some good and clean job done.

  4. “Now, because I had been a football star, and a war hero, and a national celebrity, and a shrimpin’ boat captain, and a college graduate, the city of fathers of Greenbow, Alabama, decided to get together and offered me a fine job. So I never went back to work for Lieutenant Dan, though he did take care of my Bubba-Gump money. He got me invested in some kind of fruit company. And so then I got a call from him saying we don’t have to worry about money no more. And I said “That’s good. One less thing.”

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