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Apple to keep making Mac Pro in USA after tariff waiver on Chinese-made parts

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Apple to keep making Mac Pro in USA after tariff waiver on Chinese-made parts

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Apple, using parts from US companies, will build its latest edition of the high-end Mac Pro desktop computer at its Austin, Texas.

Apple was reported to be moving production to Asia because of problems obtaining parts.

In announcing the change, Apple cited the tariff reduction for using certain US-made parts for the computer. "The value of US-made components on the new Mac Pro is 2.5 times higher than Apple's previous-generation Mac Pro," Apple said.

Apple CEO Tim Cook thanked the Trump government "for the support that made this opportunity possible. We deeply believe in the power of American innovation."

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Apple installation in Texas (Photo: Apple)

Although the company's dairy cow, the iPhone, is made in Asia, Cook said in a statement that all Apple products are "designed and engineered" in the US and made from parts from 36 states.

The new Mac Pro (Photo: Apple)

President Donald Trump had previously turned down Apple's request for tariff relief in a tweet. "Make them in the US, without tariffs," he had said.

Apple has been manufacturing Mac Pro computers in Texas since 2013. The product, which costs $ 5,999, is not a top seller. The new edition is scheduled for fall, although there is no official release date on the Apple website.

Read or share this story: https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2019/09/23/apple-mac-pro-to-be-made-america/2423558001/

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