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Is the US Feeling the 'Apple Effect'?

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Barbara Jorgensen
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Barbara Jorgensen   12/10/2012 9:10:48 AM
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I agree, readers: I don't think there will be a negative impact on quality.  I also think Apple will be able to keep costs in line becuase as one reader points out, COGS is not a big part of the equation, particulalrly if you rely on automation. The one issue may be taxes--Apple enjoys a low tax rate becuase much of its revene is held overseas, and a move to the US may increase that...just a bit.

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Re: Is the US Feeling the 'Apple Effect'?
Jacob   12/10/2012 6:15:45 AM
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Adeniji, I don’t think any changes with quality or features. Since majority of Apple customers are from US, they have the advantage of local manufacturing, logistics and local shipping. Moreover, it’s away to express patriotism. US peoples also have a Made in US satisfaction.

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Jacob   12/10/2012 6:11:01 AM
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Barbara, for Apple it may be a good decision because majority of their sales are from US. This will help them to reduce their logistical and inventory expenses. The story may not be same for other companies because their customers are geographically distributed across the globe.

Adeniji Kayode
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Re: Is the US Feeling the 'Apple Effect'?
Adeniji Kayode   12/10/2012 4:08:33 AM
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@Sp,

I agree with you on that, I,m sure Apple would have done a good survey and study on this before making the decision and i,m sure Apple will get more responses and respect  from more consumers

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SP   12/9/2012 8:24:29 PM
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I dont think quality will be any problem. Apple is known for being trendy and quality concious. Also anything manufactured in US has really good quality. There is absolutely no second thought on that. But what is debatable is cost to manufacture. Apple has to bear the increased cost to manufacture. I guess their profit margin will be less but that should be ok for Apple because the amount of positivity they will get with this move would be huge.

Adeniji Kayode
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Adeniji Kayode   12/9/2012 10:41:45 AM
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Will this move have any effect on the quality of products Apple will start to produce locally.

Adeniji Kayode
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Re: Is the US Feeling the 'Apple Effect'?
Adeniji Kayode   12/9/2012 10:37:47 AM
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@SP,

That is a question Apple will answer us soon if it pays to manufacture locally.

SP
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Is the US Feeling the 'Apple Effect'?
SP   12/7/2012 8:28:36 PM
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Its nice to see that Apple being one of the biggest companies from US in technology are investing to manufacture locally. Hope the cost to manufacture remains low and they remain profitable even after manufactring in US.

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