Donald Trump promises to make Apple manufacture in US instead of China

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  • Reply 161 of 187
    volcanvolcan Posts: 1,787member
    foggyhill said:

     The US also has a big car industry and the supporting part manufacturers (they are a key component); this isn't the case for consumer electronics.

    It is not really about the Asia parts sourcing or cheap labor. It is about speed. A single Foxconn production line can produce 10K iPhones a day and within a week or two, they can switch over to a completely new design because human assemblers are really adaptive, where as reprogramming robots is very tedious and time consuming. US factories would be unlikely to keep up that pace. With a fully automated production line the US might be competitive on price and maybe even speed, eventually, but what is the point if it doesn't create any US jobs?
    edited January 2016
  • Reply 162 of 187
    foggyhill said:
    Are you coming to Canada dear deluded?
    It is the current year, after all.
  • Reply 163 of 187
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,144member
    bobdylan said:

    Donald Trump is a Buffon and a clown and anybody who votes for him is nuts.
    he is a million times better than Hillary or that commie Sanders. Let's see how well Apple will do when it will be nationalized by Sanders.
    Sorry, I'm not even a Sanders fan- how exactly will Sanders "nationalize" Apple? And you make this absurd attack in order to defend someone who just said that he will "force" Apple to manufacture all their products in the US, even thought any rational and sober person that's an utter impossibility? Sanders is not the one that announced he will make Apple do anything, that's Trump. 
    edited January 2016 flaneurmuppetry
  • Reply 164 of 187
    While the Mac Pro is made in the USA, nearly all of the componentry is not and never will be.

    Meanwhile Trump's campaign merchandise is produced in China, despite 100% USA sourced and made options being readily available. A choice that bucks the trend of presidential candidates producing their merchandise in the USA.

    Politics aside, this guy is a clown.
    edited January 2016 muppetry
  • Reply 165 of 187
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,144member

    ben20 said:
    If Tesla can do it, Apple can do it. It's that simple. The Forbes article is right on !
    If they need Trump to convince them of it -  so be it. 

    Tesla is still in the red, they lose money for every vehicle they sell, their vehicles are subsidized by the US gvt, their marketshare does not even make a blip on any graph, and their manufacturing dynamics, compared to Apple, is utterly incomparable, because of the type of product they sell. Tesla (or any other US car company) does not manufacture in the US because of altruism, but because it makes more financial sense for them. And that's just the start of what's wrong with your insane comparison. 

    But sure, "If Tesla can do it, Apple can do it. It's that simple". 

    I can't stand the level, and quantity of stupidity on this board anymore. It's just so over the top. To think I used to come here for intelligent discussion. 
    edited January 2016 flaneurmuppetry
  • Reply 166 of 187
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 8,650member
    slurpy said:
    You're a fucking idiot, as are all the other vacuous Trump supporters in this thread. This is not an insult, it's a statement of fact. People like you have so little regard for anything approaching truth or reality, anything goes in order to push your twisted ideology. Not sure how you manage to get out of bed in the morning. 

    Who are you supporting, you genius?

    Is it that disgusting woman, serial liar, incompetent, corrupt politician Clinton, who is currently surrounded by deep and troublesome scandals on all sides or is it that maniac Sanders, who is a fully blown socialist who dreams of a 90% tax rate? He's a complete nut job.

    Those clowns have no chance at all. I predict a lot of sad and angry little fucking idiots running around and whining and crying come November. I even predict some politically motivated suicides. It's happened before. It's going to be so awesome! I can hardly wait!   :# 
    edited January 2016
  • Reply 167 of 187
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 8,650member
    While the Mac Pro is made in the USA, nearly all of the componentry is not and never will be.

    Meanwhile Trump's campaign merchandise is produced in China, despite 100% USA sourced and made options being readily available. A choice that bucks the trend of presidential candidates producing their merchandise in the USA.

    Politics aside, this guy is a clown.
    Lie.

    Trump mentioned specifically that his "Make America Great Caps" are made in the USA.

    He even commented on that the other day, when he spotted a few fakes in the crowd. :#
  • Reply 168 of 187
    h2ph2p Posts: 264member
    cnocbui said:
    Maybe if Apple could bring home the money that it already paid all the legal taxes on overseas and was not facing double taxation if they did, they just might manufacture more here.  IDK, just a thought.  I stand ready to be flamed as it's not a subject I know much about.
    There would be no double taxation.  They would get a credit for any taxes paid overseas.  Since they have paid only 1.8% overseas, they would have to pay a sizable difference - which in the end amounts to the same level of tax as domestic earnings.

    Why is the issue of repatriation of overseas moneys by US corporations so willfully misrepresented to make it seem as if it's a huge impost on companies when it's not?  There should be no need for talk of a tax holiday or special deal.
    Correct, no double taxation, just a whopping penalty (35% minus overseas tax paid). That is Zero Incentive to "patriate" the profits (not the misnomer "re-" because the money would be coming in for the first time -- How Many Times Must This Be Explained??).

    After reading the PDF's provided from earlier posters, I better understand the procedure that Apple, et al are being investigated with (Apple charges outside of US subsidiaries so much for products / services that eat up most of the profits equaling very, very low taxes thru Ireland).
  • Reply 169 of 187
    ben20ben20 Posts: 120member
    slurpy said:

    ben20 said:
    If Tesla can do it, Apple can do it. It's that simple. The Forbes article is right on !
    If they need Trump to convince them of it -  so be it. 

    Tesla is still in the red, they lose money for every vehicle they sell, their vehicles are subsidized by the US gvt, their marketshare does not even make a blip on any graph, and their manufacturing dynamics, compared to Apple, is utterly incomparable, because of the type of product they sell. Tesla (or any other US car company) does not manufacture in the US because of altruism, but because it makes more financial sense for them. And that's just the start of what's wrong with your insane comparison. 

    But sure, "If Tesla can do it, Apple can do it. It's that simple". 

    I can't stand the level, and quantity of stupidity on this board anymore. It's just so over the top. To think I used to come here for intelligent discussion. 
    The comparison was published by Forbes ;-) And I agree, that's exactly what we want Apple to do again in the future and they shall have a financial benefit for having manufacturing in the USA, provide jobs and feed families locally. I rather pay a few dollars more for a Macbook proudly Made in USA, wouldn't you do the same ?
  • Reply 170 of 187
    flaneurflaneur Posts: 4,509member
    ben20 said:
    slurpy said:


    Tesla is still in the red, they lose money for every vehicle they sell, their vehicles are subsidized by the US gvt, their marketshare does not even make a blip on any graph, and their manufacturing dynamics, compared to Apple, is utterly incomparable, because of the type of product they sell. Tesla (or any other US car company) does not manufacture in the US because of altruism, but because it makes more financial sense for them. And that's just the start of what's wrong with your insane comparison. 

    But sure, "If Tesla can do it, Apple can do it. It's that simple". 

    I can't stand the level, and quantity of stupidity on this board anymore. It's just so over the top. To think I used to come here for intelligent discussion. 
    The comparison was published by Forbes ;-) And I agree, that's exactly what we want Apple to do again in the future and they shall have a financial benefit for having manufacturing in the USA, provide jobs and feed families locally. I rather pay a few dollars more for a Macbook proudly Made in USA, wouldn't you do the same ?

    ^^^ben20, you still don't get it? Tesla makes cars. There is a car-making infrastucture in the US that goes back to the beginning. It has suffered somewhat from offshoring, but you can still get manufacturing engineering and technology here.

    This is not true of electronics. The US threw away nearly all its electronic manufacturing to Asia starting two generations ago. Asian electronics mfg. dwarfs the US's. If there were even to be a lousy assembly plant like Foxconn has in Brazil, the engineering of the construction and the production would all have to be imported from China, Korea, Taiwan or Japan. Apple engineers would have to stand idly by and hope to learn how it's done.

    You children just have to grow up. Apple can create, design, program, prototype, but when it comes to producing 25 million phones per month, they have to turn to the process experts with two generations of deeply embedded experience.


    edited January 2016 muppetry
  • Reply 171 of 187
    old-wizold-wiz Posts: 194member
    How in the world could this work? I can't imagine any way that they could manufacture the enormous numbers of Mac products in the U.S.  Besides, lots of countries contribute parts to the Apple product line - is he going to demand that Apple make everything in the U.S.???? really...  Trump is full of it.
  • Reply 172 of 187
    muppetrymuppetry Posts: 3,328member
    apple ][ said:
    While the Mac Pro is made in the USA, nearly all of the componentry is not and never will be.

    Meanwhile Trump's campaign merchandise is produced in China, despite 100% USA sourced and made options being readily available. A choice that bucks the trend of presidential candidates producing their merchandise in the USA.

    Politics aside, this guy is a clown.
    Lie.

    Trump mentioned specifically that his "Make America Great Caps" are made in the USA.

    He even commented on that the other day, when he spotted a few fakes in the crowd.
    And then he admitted that actually he does get his merchandize from China. But it's OK - it's apparently China's fault, and he had no choice.

    http://goo.gl/zn8BM
    edited January 2016
  • Reply 173 of 187
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,144member
    ben20 said:
    slurpy said:


    Tesla is still in the red, they lose money for every vehicle they sell, their vehicles are subsidized by the US gvt, their marketshare does not even make a blip on any graph, and their manufacturing dynamics, compared to Apple, is utterly incomparable, because of the type of product they sell. Tesla (or any other US car company) does not manufacture in the US because of altruism, but because it makes more financial sense for them. And that's just the start of what's wrong with your insane comparison. 

    But sure, "If Tesla can do it, Apple can do it. It's that simple". 

    I can't stand the level, and quantity of stupidity on this board anymore. It's just so over the top. To think I used to come here for intelligent discussion. 
    The comparison was published by Forbes ;-) And I agree, that's exactly what we want Apple to do again in the future and they shall have a financial benefit for having manufacturing in the USA, provide jobs and feed families locally. I rather pay a few dollars more for a Macbook proudly Made in USA, wouldn't you do the same ?
    "Feed families locally"? Apple isn't a fucking charity. Also, if you think the only difference between manufacturing in China and the US is "a few more dollars", you're insane. Why can't people like you do an ounce of research before confidently spouting such garbage, and attacking Apple at the same time? You're obviously absolutely clueless about the supply chain, making it sound like it's trivial to do in the US whats done in China. There's a million and one insurmountable complexities, beyond selling products for "a few more dollars". There are entire CITIES in China devoted to manufacturing, with deep supply chains involved in everything from the raw minerals to the final product, and which employ hundreds of thousands of people- not to mention a shitload of expertise. Spend less time trolling, and more time learning about the world. Your posts in this thread have been utterly moronic, to say the least. 

    edited January 2016 muppetry
  • Reply 174 of 187
    This is a brilliant idea. I think apple's profit margin is very high, the manufacturing cost of a $500 iphone is less than $200. When the tax is applied, apple will be forced to manufacture in US. I think the end result will be less profit for apple an somewhat increase in the price. I think even the price might go up a little, it will benefit the whole country by doing so.
  • Reply 175 of 187
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 8,650member
    muppetry said:
    apple ][ said:
    Lie.

    Trump mentioned specifically that his "Make America Great Caps" are made in the USA.

    He even commented on that the other day, when he spotted a few fakes in the crowd.
    And then he admitted that actually he does get his merchandize from China. But it's OK - it's apparently China's fault, and he had no choice.

    http://goo.gl/zn8BM
    100% off topic, as the other poster was referring specifically to campaign merchandise, and 2016, the present, in other words.

    Your link is from 2011, and it has zero to do with any campaign merchandise.

  • Reply 176 of 187
    knowitallknowitall Posts: 1,325member
    Maybe Apple is considering a manufacturing switch to the US also.
    But this must make financial sense, because the shareholders demand that.
    They could have spend the 200 billion dollars they burned to easily create all the factories and robots needed to do all the production in the US. But Apple instead made a symbolic (and very very very very costly) gesture to its shareholders. Even if they had spend the money in a sensible way it would take a long time to build all the factories and robots and to get it running smoothly, maybe 10 years or more.
    But this would have a huge repercussion, Apple thinks the biggest market by far will be China, if they shut down all factories and create an army of unemployed Chinese, China will probably kick Apple out and people would have a lot less to spend. In short, Apple will kill its future (and current) market. 
  • Reply 177 of 187
    ben20ben20 Posts: 120member
    slurpy said:
    ben20 said:
    The comparison was published by Forbes ;-) And I agree, that's exactly what we want Apple to do again in the future and they shall have a financial benefit for having manufacturing in the USA, provide jobs and feed families locally. I rather pay a few dollars more for a Macbook proudly Made in USA, wouldn't you do the same ?
    "Feed families locally"? Apple isn't a fucking charity. Also, if you think the only difference between manufacturing in China and the US is "a few more dollars", you're insane. Why can't people like you do an ounce of research before confidently spouting such garbage, and attacking Apple at the same time? You're obviously absolutely clueless about the supply chain, making it sound like it's trivial to do in the US whats done in China. There's a million and one insurmountable complexities, beyond selling products for "a few more dollars". There are entire CITIES in China devoted to manufacturing, with deep supply chains involved in everything from the raw minerals to the final product, and which employ hundreds of thousands of people- not to mention a shitload of expertise. Spend less time trolling, and more time learning about the world. Your posts in this thread have been utterly moronic, to say the least. 

    Apple has a lot of coporate social responsibility in the United States ! Providing jobs and carreers where your make most of your coporate profits is big part of that, Apple does btw a lot of charity here and we respect that very much and it certainly impacts our buying decicions ! I am sure you will agree with me, don"t you ?  And we sure had a good laugh with your feedback ;-)
  • Reply 178 of 187
    muppetrymuppetry Posts: 3,328member
    apple ][ said:
    muppetry said:
    And then he admitted that actually he does get his merchandize from China. But it's OK - it's apparently China's fault, and he had no choice.

    http://goo.gl/zn8BM
    100% off topic, as the other poster was referring specifically to campaign merchandise, and 2016, the present, in other words.

    Your link is from 2011, and it has zero to do with any campaign merchandise.

    Fair enough on the current campaign stuff, but his comments are still hypocritical when his businesses are selling Chinese-manufactured merchandize. 

    http://goo.gl/mmE45b
  • Reply 179 of 187
    volcanvolcan Posts: 1,787member
    muppetry said:

    Fair enough on the current campaign stuff, but his comments are still hypocritical when his businesses are selling Chinese-manufactured merchandize. 
    I'm not a Trump supporter, however in his defense, the Trump Organization is a global business so there is nothing hypocritical about using global resources. Furthermore, in the link you provided, Trump said that "he beats China all the time", as meaning, striking favorable deals for his organization, which by inference he would extend to the US/China trade deals that are generally viewed to be mostly unfavorable for the US.
    edited January 2016
  • Reply 180 of 187
    Not sure who blows more shit out of their respective asses- Trump or Cook.  This is actually comparable to Cook's sad 60 minutes ramblings of why apple was dodging billions in taxes.  Or maybe it was the diatribe about the lack of vocationally trained workers in the US, hmmmm, either way same insane ramblings from men that share ridiculous comb overs.
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