Apple to Make the Mac Pro in China Despite Risk of Sanctions
Apple has reportedly moved the production of its most expensive Mac Pro to China at a time when analysts warn of possible sanctions against the company.
A report from the WSJ indicates that Quanta will make the new Mac Pro in China, as Apple no longer wants to build the device at the existing facility in Austin, Texas.
The reason for the change makes sense in the long term for Apple. Most suppliers for the Mac Pro are already based in China and their production facilities are close to Quanta’s. In other words, the final costs of making the Mac Pro would be significantly reduced, and the report notes that Apple wants the transition to take place as soon as possible.
Quanta is reportedly working on preparing the production lines at a factory in Shanghai, but for the time being, an ETA as to when the actual manufacturing of the device could start is not available.