During a live Q&A session after Apple shared its official Q3 2019 earnings results, announcing $53.8 billion of revenue and $10.04 billion profit during the third fiscal quarter of 2019, Apple CEO Tim Cook claimed Apple wants to continue to make the Mac Pro in the United States, amid reports the company is looking to assemble the new machine in China.
In response to a question about Apple potentially moving production out of China due to looming tariffs, Cook said Apple wants to continue to produce the Mac Pro in the U.S., as it has done with the soon-to-be-replaced cylinder-shaped Mac Pro since 2013, saying Apple continuing to invest in its U.S. production facilities.
“There’s been a lot of speculation around the topic of different moves and so forth. I wouldn’t put a lot of stock in those.”, said Cook. “The way I view that is the vast majority of our products are kind of made everywhere.”
Cook went on to explain that products and components are made in the United States, Japan, Korea, China, Europe, and other places. “That’s the nature of a global supply chain,” he said. “I think that will carry the day, in the future as well.”
As for the Mac Pro specifically, Cook said that Apple is continuing to invest in its U.S. production facilities.
We’ve been making the Mac Pro in the United States and we want to continue doing that. We’re working and investing currently in the capacity to do so. We want to continue to be there. That’s what’s behind the exclusions.