Fortunately, neither of us are in a position to read the mind of Mr Cooke. I think that my broader point concerning manufacturing bases and the economic impact of importing versus local design and manufacture have some merit. In Britain, Dyson keeps his design operations in this country but has moved his manufacture to the Far East. Before that, i was a fan but now i am disinclined to buy his products as intriguing as I find them.
In order to buy, one has to earn, both as an individual and as a country, which is why I applaud Apple's latest move in moving manufacture of the Mac Pro home.
I buy Apple products because of their uniqueness, quality, excellent design and relevance to my work. My concern about the broader issues relating to the economics and morality of buying abroad at the expense of our own economies remains.