During the 2016 United States presidential campaign, much of the speech that allowed Donald Trump to become president of this country was based on trying to convince (by increasing tariffs) American manufacturers to will take their productions to the United States, rather than made primarily in China.
The Apple Mac Pro, since its renovation in the trash can format (which was so disliked by professionals due to its limited expansion capabilities), had been manufactured in Austin, Texas. With the renovation that occurred in 2019 of this model, the manufacture of this model continued in the same facilities.
Check out the gifts that people –– including the CEOs of Boeing, @Ford and @Apple –– gave Trump. (from his final financial disclosure report, released today) https://t.co/nJYwiIxvAB pic.twitter.com/WiZP5HZ3EJ
- David Enrich (@davidenrich) -
The first Mac Pro of 2019 that was manufactured in these facilities went directly into the hands of Donald Trump, a gift from Tim Cook himself according to the financial information that has been made public after Trump left the White House and to which he has had access The Verge.
So much Donald Trump as Tim Cook visited these facilities at the end of 2019 to demonstrate to the president at the time, that the company had facilities in the countryIn passing remind you that manufacturing all its products was economically unfeasible for both the user and the company.
Apple got, thanks to his collaboration with Donald Trump, that the company enjoyed a "federal product exemption" for certain components needed to make the Mac Pro in the United States.
The model that Tim Cook gave to Donald Trump it was the basic, the model that costs $ 5.900, so it did not incorporate wheels for easier movement and they are priced at $ 400. Obviously, it didn't include Pro Display XDR or the Pro Stand, components that are made outside the United States.
The Apple factory in Austin where the Mac Pro is made is geared solely to meet the country's demand, since for the rest of the markets where it is sold, this equipment is manufactured in China.