During his 20-minute exclusive interview on NBC’s Rock Center at the beginning of this month, Apple CEO, Tim Cook, revealed to the world for the first time that Apple will beginning next year move one of its existing Mac product lines to the United States, from which point, Cook hinted, that same Mac product line would be manufactured in the U.S.
It’s a first for the Californian company – and only goes to show that its multi-year effort to bring such a non-China dependent manufacturing setup to life, is beginning to pay off.
Of course, secrecy and all, Cook didn’t share exactly which Mac product line he was talking about, which has ultimately resulted in many out there raising the question: Exactly which Mac product is going to be manufactured in the United States?
Well, if we’re to believe the long-running, (often shaky) track record of reports which have originated from the guys at DigiTimes, Cook could have been referencing the future U.S manufacture and production of the Mac Mini.
“Apple is reportedly set to move its Mac mini production lines back to the U.S with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) to be responsible of handling establishment,” the report reads citing sources from Apple’s upstream supply chain.
Considered the entry-level offering in the Macintosh product line, the Mac Mini provides a potential buyer with all the computing power they need to get started, and is available today beginning at $599.
In its latest iteration, users are able to choose between a 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, or 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, with in-built storage options running from 500GB and maxing out at 1TB.
Learn more about the Mac Mini today, at Apple.com.