Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the Mac Pro is that it's made in America, or at least assembled in Texas with components made in Illinois and Florida and equipment made in Kentucky and Michigan. Presumably, some elements like semiconductors and memory will still be sourced from fabrication facilities in Asia or elsewhere in the world. Apple isn't the first company to reconsider contract manufacturing abroad. But its decision to do so at a time when the US economy needs more jobs and more manufacturing competency helps burnish a corporate imaged tarred by labor issues at its contract manufacturing partners in China.
Apple's decision to shift Mac Pro manufacturing to the US is bringing thousands of jobs to various states through US facilities run by manufacturing partners like Foxconn and Quanta. In November, the state of Arizona said that a new Apple facility being built in Mesa, Ariz., would create more than 2,000 jobs. There will be jobs for robots, too -- creation of the Mac Pro involves many machines.
I wonder if a matching thunderbolt case will be offered?
I did see a matching blue ray DVD that it looked like it went on the bottom of the Mac Pro. With the small stock hard drive or high expense of the flagger flash drives, I wonder if you are still stuck with an ugly case right now?
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